VIDEO: Armed man robs Lafourche Parish casino at gunpoint

VIDEO: Armed man robs Lafourche Parish casino at gunpoint

GRAY, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office released scary video of an armed robbery that happened at a casino in Gray last week.

Deputies responded to the Big Wheels Travel Center and Casino on Hwy. 316 on Oct. 6 at 3:15 a.m. to investigate the alleged crime.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man entered the casino and immediately disarmed the security guard. He then proceeded to force the guard and a casino worker to an office area and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene after stealing several thousand dollars, as well as the security guard's firearm.

Witnesses describe the suspect, who can be seen in surveillance video as a black make around 5'7" and weighing between 300 and 350 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, black and white shoes, a brown hat, and a black backpack which appeared to have been made to carry a laptop computer.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.