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STPSO: Armed robber’s botched attempt costs him $1

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Photo provided by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Photo provided by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

FOX 8 received this news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon:

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a Slidell area Dollar General store earlier this month.

Just before noon on August 6th, an unknown white male entered the Dollar General, located at 123 S. Military Rd, three different times. When the cashier asked the man if he needed assistance, he approached the counter and asked her if she could provide change for a $1 bill. When she opened the cash drawer, the man lunged forward in an attempt to grab the money in the drawer. He was holding a knife in his hand and in the process of reaching for the money he cut the cashier on one of her palms.

Because the cashier slammed the drawer shut as the man was reaching for it, he was unsuccessful in retrieving any of the cash. Instead, he became startled and fled the store, leaving his dollar bill on the counter.

Eyewitnesses identify the suspect as a white male, approximately 5'9" tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing a baseball hat, blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt. The man was seen getting into a late model blue Chevy pickup truck in the parking lot of a neighboring Winn Dixie. Also in the truck was a white female with a medium build and blonde hair.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers.

The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips can be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS then the crime information. Callers or texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an indictment.

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