SCSO investigates Subway robbery

Published 10:09 am Monday, July 17, 2023

On Sunday, July 16, just after 9:30 a.m., deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Subway Restaurant at 1955 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan, LA.
The victim, a female employee, stated she was preparing to open the store. When she unlocked the front door to the business, a male entered the store and showed her a handgun. The male threatened the victim and demanded money. He took money from the cash register, a coin box, and the victim’s cell phone. The victim saw the male leave the store and throw her cell phone in the parking lot. He entered a white van with a Comfort Inn logo and left the parking lot.
Through investigation, detectives learned the white van had been stolen during the overnight hours of July 15-16, 2023 from the Comfort Inn in St. Rose, LA.
Video evidence obtained from the store shows a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white tennis shoes, and a black mask entering the store. He immediately walked behind the counter and pointed a silver handgun at the victim. He then walked to the register and took all the money along with a green pouch that was located on a shelf under the register. He is then observed taking the victim’s cell phone off the counter before exiting the store.
The van was found abandoned just after 11:00 AM in the wooded area at the back of Fourth Street in St. Rose, LA.
This is an ongoing active investigation.
We are urging anyone with any information including citizens in the area with home surveillance or Ring camera systems to review their video footage and to contact Detective Garrett Haun with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at, (985) 783-6807, or (985) 783-1135.