A Baton Rouge man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in May of $1,700 in cash that she won after hitting the jackpot at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino was arrested on Saturday, police said.
The woman told Baton Rouge police she was sitting in a vehicle in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Street around 8:30 a.m. on May 13 when a man later identified as 24-year-old Donnell Cobbing, came up to her and demanded her purse, according to an arrest report.
After the woman refused, Cobbing pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded it again, police said. He ran away after taking her purse, with at least $1,700 in cash in it, according to the report.
An acquaintance of the victim, who was with her when she was robbed, identified Cobbing to police. He was arrested Saturday on a warrant that had been issued on Aug. 31 for his arrest.
Cobbing, of 1520 Utah St., Baton Rouge, was booked in Parish Prison on armed robbery. A mugshot for Cobbing was not immediately available.