Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Whitney Bank branch on Jefferson Highway at 2 p.m. Thursday, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
A man entered the bank at 7980 Jefferson Highway and handed the teller a note demanding money, Hicks said.
The robber ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash some of which he dropped in a nearby parking lot, Hicks said.
The man is black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and of medium build, Hicks said. He has a small amount of facial hair and was wearing a hard hat, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a yellow/lime green reflector vest.
The robber also might be covered in orange dye from the bag of money he took from the bank, Hicks said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.