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Robbery shatters peace and quiet of north shore nature trail

The victim told deputies he was riding his bike when one suspect pointed a gun at him while the other removed his wallet from his pocket. (FOX 8 Photo) The victim told deputies he was riding his bike when one suspect pointed a gun at him while the other removed his wallet from his pocket. (FOX 8 Photo)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

The Tammany Trace is a peaceful, scenic nature trail for biking and walking enthusiasts. But, it's now also the scene of yet another armed robbery. 

"You just want to get away from the noise and the clutter of the city, and now you have to worry about people jumping out of the woods to rob you," said Tammany Trace visitor Wesley Cuiler.  

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says two men jumped out of the bushes on the Tammany Trace near Covington Sunday around 8:30 p.m. and robbed a homeless man at gunpoint. 

"It's heartbreaking in this day and age you can't even take a stroll down a pathway in the woods to get away without being worried about being robbed. It hurts." Cuiler said. "Now, that's in the back of my mind, I need to start maybe being a little more proactive in thinking about things like that - what may happen."

The victim told deputies he was riding his bike when one suspect pointed a gun at him while the other removed his wallet from his pocket.

It isn't the first violent crime to take place there. In June 2013, there was an attempted murder and armed robbery on the the Tammany Trace in Old Mandeville. Investigators say Jesse Stowe shot and critically wounded a 24-year-old victim. And in July of last year, another attack. In that case, investigators say Edward Callahan tried to rob a 19-year-old Mandeville woman.  

In the latest armed robbery, deputies say they're still looking for the two men they believe are responsible, as well as the victim. They've been unable to locate him since the attack because he doesn't have a phone or a permanent address. 

If you have any information about Sunday's armed robbery, call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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