Sheriff seeks public’s help to ID armed robber

Published 4:35 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office said that the WPSO needs the public’s help to make an arrest in a recent armed robbery case.

Haley said that on Sunday, June 11, the WPSO received a report of an armed robbery at a produce stand on Highway 438 in the Thomas community. The victim reported that a man pulled up to the business, picked up produce items and set them on a scale, and then returned to his vehicle to get his wallet.

When the man returned to the produce stand, he reportedly produced a handgun, and then forced the victim to hand over the money and lie on the ground. The robber then left the area, traveling westbound, Haley said.

The suspect is a male with dreadlocks and a ponytail. He was driving a newer model white Nissan with a Mississippi license plate. A female passenger was in the car.

Anyone who has information about this robbery is asked to contact WPSO Det. Raymond Myers at (985) 839-3434.

“Once again, we call on area citizens to help us identify a criminal,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “We need to locate and arrest this man. If you have any information, please call and let us know. It is not necessary that you identify yourself.”