METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - An armed man robbed a cashier at gunpoint inside a Metairie gas station early Wednesday morning.
It happened around 4 a.m. at Shell near the intersection of Clearview Parkway and West Metairie Avenue.
The employee had just locked the door to do some work in the back when he heard someone knocking. The victim went back up front because he thought it was a customer.
When he started to open the door, the gunman pushed his way inside and robbed the business, stealing cash and at least two dozen packs of Kool cigarettes.
The robber smashed the cashier's cell phone and the store phone before leaving. The employee said he was ordered to get on the ground and count to 1,000 before the gunman left.
No injuries were reported.
If you know anything about this robbery, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.