Sulphur credit union robbed, suspect sought

The following is a Press Release from the Sulphur Police Department:

According to Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats, the Sulphur Police at approximately 12:30 p.m., on Friday, May 18 were dispatched to Southwest Louisiana Credit Union located at 101 Cities Service Hwy in Sulphur in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival police learned that a black male about 5'8" tall wearing a blue and white striped shirt, blue jeans and a New Orleans ball cap entered the credit union, presented a small hand gun and demanded money.

The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash and ran north.

No other customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery other than the employees. No one was injured in the incident.

The Sulphur Police Detective Division is conducting the investigation.

Any information leading to the identity of this suspect would be helpful. You are asked to call Sgt. Guidry at the Sulphur Police Detective Division at (337) 527-4550 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.  Callers may remain anonymous.