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Authorities Investigating Armed Robbery

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and state police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a U-Pak-It convenience store on the 4500 block of Winnsboro Road.
UPDATE:

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said the suspect is still on the loose.

Investigators say they were able to secure physical evidence that will be submitted to a crime lab.

Investigators have returned to the scene during daylight hours to re-walk the scene and interview witnesses.

The suspect is still described a a black male wearing all black at the time of the robbery. He is between 6'2" and 6'4" in height. His face was covered during the incident.

If you have any information on this robbery, please call OPSO at 318-329-1200.

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OUACHITA PARISH -- The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and state police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a U-Pak-It/Texaco convenience store on the 4500 block of Winnsboro Road just after 8 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff's office said a black male dressed in black robbed the store at gunpoint, got cash out of the cash register, and fired one shot in the air.

Officials say there are no injuries. The only two people in the store were two employees.

Police say the suspect ran from the store and is on the loose. Right now, authorities have a perimeter set up and they're using dogs in their search for the suspect.
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