TPSO seeks information regarding attempted robbery/carjacking

Published 1:57 pm Friday, May 20, 2022

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking anyone with information about an attempted armed robbery/carjacking which occurred in Loranger on Tuesday afternoon.
Just after 4:30 PM on May 17, 2022, a female shopper was attempting to leave the Dollar General Store on Highway 40 in Loranger when an unknown male approached her vehicle and attempted to rob her. The victim had just exited the store and was sitting in the driver’s seat preparing to leave. As the victim was facing the passenger seat adjusting her personal belongings, she turned back around to discover the male standing in her open driver’s doorway. The male then brandished a handgun, pointed it at her and demanded the keys to her vehicle. The victim managed to get away from the suspect and relocated inside the store and called for help. The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction.
The male subject was described as a middle-height, skinny black male wearing black clothing, and a hoodie covering his face.
Chief Jimmy Travis asks if you have any information regarding the incident to please call the Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc. anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245, or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips.