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Garyville gas station robbed at gunpoint Tuesday

GARYVILLE — Police are looking for the man who robbed a Garyville gas station attendant at gunpoint Tuesday.

According to the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, a man entered Chevron/Marathon Truck Stop on West Airline Highway at 10:30 p.m. to make a small purchase.

Police believe the vehicle pictured was involved in numerous robberies, including one Tuesday in Garyville.

“During the transaction, he pulled out a handgun, pointed it at her and grabbed an unknown amount of money from the register,” a Sheriff’s Office release said. “Surveillance cameras captured the incident, as well as the subject fleeing.”

Police describe the gunman as a black male with light brown skin, light facial hair and a mustache. He was wearing a black beanie cap, light colored blue jeans and a University of Miami windbreaker with orange stripes on the shoulders.

The gunman fled in a gray or silver Dodge Charger with a front hood scoop, sunroof, dark rims and spoiler on Airline Highway towards St. James Parish.

Police describe the victim as a 22-year-old employee of the business.

In the early morning Wednesday, police said they believe the gunman robbed a Marathon truck stop in Gonzales and at a Shell gas station in Iberville Parish.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or the Criminal Investigations Division at 985-359-8769.

Residents can also submit tips to stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.