NPD investigates two separate armed robberies off South Drive

On January 17, 2022 around 8:37 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to 97 South Drive (Texaco) in reference to an armed robbery of the business. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the store employee who said that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, white athletic shoes and a black mask entered the store and demanded cash while pointing a gun at the clerk. The suspect then fled the store and ran west across South Drive prior to officers arriving on scene.

The second armed robbery occurred on January 19, 2022 around 7:08 p.m., when officers were dispatched to 122 South Drive (Subway) in reference to the store being robbed at gunpoint. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the victim who said that a white male (around 5’8”-6’ weighing between 200-250 pounds) wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and a black mask entered the restaurant and demanded money while holding a gun. The suspect then fled the restaurant and ran west behind the store prior to officers arriving on scene.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department


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