PROVENCAL-Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are actively investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Provencal on Wednesday evening according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Wednesday evening March 3, 2021 at approximately 9:43pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of an armed robbery with a gun at the Dollar General in the 1800 block of La. Hwy 117 in Provencal, La

Deputies and Provencal Police arrived on scene a short time later.

Deputies say while speaking with store employees, they learned that a suspect described as a black male wearing a grey hoody, khaki pants and a black mask produced a handgun robbing the store clerk of approximately $750 dollars.

The suspect then fled the store on foot.

Several units from the NPSO and Provencal Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

Deputies processed the crime scene, interviewed witnesses and completed an offense report for investigative purposes.

The investigation is currently ongoing and active. If you have any information or observed suspicious activity in the area prior to the armed robbery, please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 357-7830. Case agent: Detective Lt. Jonathan Byles.

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