Authorities searching for Ryan St. armed robbery suspect

Authorities searching for Ryan St. armed robbery suspect
Authorities searching for Ryan St. armed robbery suspect (Source: Lake Charles Police)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Ryan St. business at gunpoint earlier this month, according to Lake Charles Police.

Sergeant Brenda Desormeaux says officers were contacted about an armed robbery at a convenience store near West Claude St. and Ryan St. around 10 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2020.

Officers were informed that the suspect entered the store, took out a handgun, then demanded money from the clerk. They say the suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store heading north on Ryan St. in a silver Cadillac CTS that had a temporary license plate.

A witness who saw the vehicle told officers that it had a large dent in the rear passenger door.

Upon further investigation of the incident, detectives say they believe the suspect to be Coby Jermond Simon, 21, of Lake Charles.

A $325,0000 arrest warrant has been issued for Simon by Judge Canaday for armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm.

The Lake Charles Police Department is asking anyone with information on Simon’s whereabouts to call them at 337-491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 337-491-2222.

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