BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Whitney Bank branch.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate ( ) the robbery took place around 2 p.m. Thursday at a branch on Jefferson Highway.

Hicks says a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

She says the robber ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash some of which he dropped in a nearby parking lot.