Lake Charles man accused in attempted armed robbery of store - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man accused in attempted armed robbery of store

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Lake Charles Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a gas station on Tuesday.

Authorities said officers responded to the incident at around 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at the Valero at 1129 Highway 171.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that 52-year-old Donald Ray Pitre, of Lake Charles, entered the store, demanded money from the clerk and threatened her life with a gun if she did not cooperate.

Authorities said Pitre then left the store when two customers entered.

The suspect was arrested in close proximity after leaving, according to authorities.

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