Suspect arrested in connection with armed robbery at beauty supply store on Airline Hwy.


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It has been a little over five weeks since someone allegedly took items from the Jasmine Beauty Supply on Airline Hwy.

The armed robbery is said to have taken place at approximately 4 p.m. on December, 3, 2021.

According to Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers, “When the suspect was confronted by an employee, the suspect pulled a pistol out and fired it in the air.”

The suspect seen below left the store after demanding more merchandise.

Image courtesy of Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers

Fast forward 41 days and a suspect in this case was arrested on Thursday morning.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Janiya Wattley.

Wattley was identified as a possible suspect less than one week after the alleged theft thanks to an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip.

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