Lafourche deputies search for gunman who stole thousands from casino

Lafourche deputies search for gunman who stole thousands from casino

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who held up a casino early Thursday morning.

Deputies say the man was wearing black clothing and a mask when he burst into Big Wheels Travel center and Casino on LA Highway 316 in Gray at around 3:15 a.m. He immediately disarmed the security guard and then forced the guard and a casino worker to an office area, where he demanded money. The workers handed over thousands of dollars, and the robber fled with the money and the security guard's gun.

Investigators released a surveillance picture of the robber and they're asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433.

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