Man armed with hammer robs Mandeville-area gas station

Man armed with hammer robs Mandeville-area gas station

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the Monday robbery of a Mandeville-area gas station by a man wielding a hammer.

The incident occurred Monday at 11 p.m. on Highway 59.

Police say the suspect walked into the store and went behind the counter to try to open the register. When confronted by the store clerk, the suspect pulled out a hammer and threatened to hit the clerk with it. The suspect was able to get into the register and took an unknown amount of money.

The suspect then left the store and drove off in a dark gray sedan. Surveillance cameras captured images of him. He is described as a man in his 40s, 6'3" tall and 300 pounds with a bald head and a goatee.

If you have any information that could help police locate and identify him, call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department at (985) 898-2338 or 911.

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