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Dollar General robber brandishes gun, leaves with cigarettes

LULING — Shortly after 7:20 p.m. Thursday, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robbery at Dollar General in Luling.

During the investigation, it was learned a male in black clothing and sunglasses entered Dollar General and brandished a handgun, demanding the register be opened, but the employee was unable to open the register.

The suspect then grabbed cigarettes and fled from the store.

A short time later, detectives learned the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man believed to have been involved in the armed robbery at the Luling Dollar General.

Detectives, working in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, were able to identify the apprehended suspect as Larry Davis, 50, of New Orleans.

Davis is currently incarcerated in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, pending criminal charges in Jefferson Parish. An arrest warrant will be secured for the arrest of Davis in St. Charles Parish, which will be fulfilled upon his release from the Jefferson Parish jail.

Also, during the investigation, a second person with alleged involvement was developed — Israel Freeman, 29, of New Orleans is being sought in connection to the Luling robbery.

Police did not provide a description of Freeman.

Anyone has information about the Dollar General robbery or pertaining to the location of Freeman is urged to contact Det. Thomas Plaisance at 985-783-1135 or call 911.