Ascension deputies seek help identifying armed robber

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying a man who was caught on security cameras Tuesday night as he attempted to rob the Dollar General Store on La. 44.

A man armed with a handgun entered the store shortly after 8:30 p.m. and demanded money from an employee behind the register but fled empty-handed, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

He was described by the Sheriff’s Office as a black man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt under a light-colored shirt, with a blue bandana partially covering his face and a black leather glove on one hand.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636, text the anonymous tip line at 847411 or call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.