Two sought in armed robbery of McDonald’s

Baton Rouge police are searching for two men who robbed the McDonald’s restaurant on Government Street early Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said.

Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said two men both wearing a cloth over their faces walked into the restaurant, at 720 Government St., at 12:05 a.m.

One of the men walked to the back of the restaurant while the second man, who was armed, stood with the employees in the front of the building, not allowing them to leave, Coppola said. Police are not sure if the first man was armed.

They left with an undisclosed amount of money and were last seen walking north on Government Street, Coppola said.

The first robber is described as a slim, dark-skinned black man, about 17-18 years old, standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He wore a gray muscle shirt and khaki shorts.

The second robber is described as a slim, dark-skinned black man, also about 17-18 years old, standing about 6 feet tall. He wore a red shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.

Guard booked in theft from retirement home

A nighttime security guard for a retirement home at 333 Lee Drive was booked Tuesday by Baton Rouge Police on suspicion he stole a wallet from a 92-year-old resident of the complex.

Jerry Jackson, 49, entered the woman’s apartment while on duty early May 10 with a master key he carried while patrolling the complex, according to the arrest warrant. He is accused of stealing the woman’s wallet, which held a credit card and $300 in cash.

Soon after the victim reported the theft, surveillance footage showed a pregnant woman trying to use the credit card stolen from the victim’s wallet to buy more than $1,000 worth of items, according to the warrant.

The warrant does not say where the woman was seen.

Authorities booked Jackson, 10428 Bains Road, St. Francisville, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of theft, simple burglary and theft of assets from an aged or disabled person.

Authorities book 4 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Lyndon Georgetown, 49, 5589 S. Afton Parkway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle, seat belt violation, reckless operation of vehicle, driver’s license suspended/revoked, and drinking in a motor vehicle.
  • Bradley King, 30, 2261 Stonehenge Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, inspection required, license plate required, improper turns and speeding.
  • Robert Muse, 41, 19410 Pride-Baywood Road, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, battery, disturbing the peace, driving with a suspended license and improper backing.
  • Benjamin Schittone, 26, 7160 Barringer Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.