Police: Baton Rouge bank suspect arrested after Lake Charles casino robbery attempt _lowres

Gregory Chisolm, 51

A 51-year-old New Orleans man is wanted in the armed robbery of the Chase Bank branch on Government Street in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning.

Baton Rouge Police are seeking Gregory Chisolm, of 843 Camp St., New Orleans, on one count of first-degree armed robbery for his alleged role in the robbery of the branch at 3012 Government St. at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola said.

Coppola said Chisolm “is wanted in connection” with the robbery but didn’t say whether police believe Chisolm is the suspect who handed a note demanding money to a teller at the branch before making off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber dropped what police termed as a suspicious item on his way out of the bank, which Coppola said Tuesday appeared to be an older model cellular phone, before running away from the bank. Coppola said explosives specialists from the Baton Rouge Police Department destroyed the item.

Police requested at least three nearby schools — Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy — to lock down their campuses for two hours Tuesday as a result of the robbery.

Anyone with any information on Chisolm’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.