Police said Nathan Sonnier, 28, pulled out a handgun and held up a convenience store on the 600 block of Kaliste Saloom Road.
Detectives said Sonnier took off on foot with the cash, a drink, and a pack of cigarettes.
Almost one hundred and fifty state officials and local lawmakers took the oath of office yesterday.
Governor Bobby Jindal's second inauguration started early yesterday morning at the Old State Capitol.
Bobby Jindal is about to start his second term in office and Louisiana residents have mixed feeling about the job the governor has done so far.
Some believe Jindal has done a great job of boosting the economy.