Suspect sought in Lake Charles store robbery

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles authorities are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Shop Rite store at 4447 Lake Street on Saturday.

According to a news release from the Lake Charles Police Department, officers were dispatched to the store at 12:16 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said the store clerk reported that a black male suspect entered the east side door, carrying a long-barreled, black revolver.

The clerk said the suspect ordered him to open the register.

The suspect then reportedly removed money and took a carton of cigarettes before fleeing the store.

The suspect was described as wearing a blue, white and red-hooded, long-sleeve shirt with light-colored blue jean shorts.

He also was reportedly wearing tennis shoes and black gloves at the time of the incident.

Those with information in the case are asked to call the department's detective division at 337-491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 337-439-2222.

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