Suspect sought in Covington armed robbery

Source: Covington Police
Source: Covington Police
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 at 10:50 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Covington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at an area drug store.

Chief Tim Lentz said a robbery happened overnight at a Walgreens on 73626 Hwy 25.

Around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday night, a store manager called 911 to report that they had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The suspect was able to gain access to the manager's office, where he pulled out a silver-colored handgun and ordered the manager to place all of the store's money into a bag, according to the report.

The report said that the manager complied with the suspect, and was told to lay face down on the floor and count backward from one thousand.

The suspect left the office and exited the store through an emergency exit at the rear of the building with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the report.

The suspect was described as a male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie with a dark-colored baseball cap, khaki pants, dark-colored shoes, and appeared to have facial hair.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage from the store and photographs of the suspect are attached. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see this person, call 911 immediately and do not approach him. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111. Callers may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information reported to CrimeStoppers that leads to an arrest.

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