Masked bandit holds up Lafayette convenience store

Police are searching for an armed robber who was wearing a black bandana over part of his face as he held up a convenience store on Eraste Landry Road early Wednesday, then fled in a late model Chevrolet.

The robbery occurred in the 1800 block of Eraste Landry Road at around 1:35 a.m., with the suspect getting away in a silver Chevrolet Impala, Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

No one was injured.

A store employee told police the robber was a black man with a handgun who wore a black shirt, blue jeans and a black bandana, Mouton said in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lafayette police at (337) 232-TIPS.