City police officers arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday at his home in an armed robbery of a Nicholson Drive gas station and convenience store early Wednesday.
Officers received a Crime Stoppers tip that Michael West, 53, 1205 N. 35th St., was the man who held up the Cracker Barrel at 4245 Nicholson and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police have said.
Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr., Baton Rouge police spokesman, said in a news release that West will booked Thursday with a count of armed robbery.
But McKneely added that West is wanted in an armed robbery in West Baton Rouge Parish and police officers also are checking to see if he is connected robberies elsewhere in the Baton Rouge area.
West had entered the Cracker Barrel on Nicholson about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday with a handgun demanding money. He took the cash and escaped in a vehicle headed eastbound on East Boyd Drive, police have said.
A Cracker Barrel surveillance camera captured an image of the man during the robbery who is now said to be West.
Mckneely could not say whether officers recovered any cash or the gun used in the robbery.