Armed robbery at LaPlace store under investigation

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Race Track at 200 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace for a reported armed robbery on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 7:55 p.m.
The cashier told deputies that a male subject dressed in all black and carrying a handgun walked behind the counter and demanded all the money from the register. The cashier complied with the perpetrator’s demand and surrendered an undisclosed amount of cash. The perpetrator then fled from the store.
Deputies canvassed the area looking for the perpetrator to no avail. No one was injured during the robbery. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives at 985-359-8769 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.