Deputies searching for armed robber

By Lee Peck - bio | email

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies are searching for an armed suspect who held up a Sulphur convenience store late Sunday night. It happened at the E-Z Mart on Houston River Road.

"The store clerk advised that there was a white male with a dark shirt and gray stripe. He brandished a knife and had a ski mask type/pantyhose over his face and demanded money," explained Lt. Nick Fontenot, CPSO.

The 911 call came in around 10:25 p.m. We're told the two store employees on duty complied with his demands - giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

Store employees say the suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The area around the store is a wooded residential area between Westlake and Sulphur. Deputies are patrolling the area leaving no stone unturned.

As investigators dust the store for prints, a K-9 investigator is escorted around the scene and nearby wooded area to get a lead on which direction the suspect may have went. C

Considered armed and dangerous, store employees describe the suspect as a white male, in his mid to late 20s, wearing a dark colored shirt with a gray stripe. Anyone with information is asked to call the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office at 491-3605.

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