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Police searching for suspects in two failed Wal-Mart robberies

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JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Gunfire erupted in two separate Wal-Marts early this morning.

Now, police are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects wanted for attempted robbery at two separate Wal-Mart's in Jefferson Parish.

According the the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, both incidents occurred early on July 16. The first started at 1:48 a.m. when an armed man wearing a ski mask walked through the employees entrance of the Wal-Mart on Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero. The suspect went straight to the money room where he attempted to force his way in by shooting the door several times with a shotgun. The door held and the armed man fled the store.

No injuries were reported and nothing was stolen from the store.

Police describe this suspect as a black male, about 5'9" to 5'10" tall with a slim build. He was wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask during the robbery.

The second attempted robbery happened about two hours later at the Wal-Mart at 5110 Jefferson Hwy. According to JPSO, an armed man wearing a "cloth type face mask" approached the locked, glass entrance doors and fire a round into the glass shattering it. The gunman then entered the store and went to the money room. He fired several rounds into the door attempted to get inside, but the door held out. The suspect then fled the store.

No one was injured and nothing was stolen from this store either, according to JPSO.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, about 5'10" to 6'0" tall. They said he weighs about 215 lbs. and was wearing all black clothing with a cloth face mask.

Anyone with information in these incidents is asked to contact the JPSO Robbery Division at 504-364-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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