Geismar bank robber sought by Ascension authorities

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the man who robbed a bank shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on La. 73 at the intersection with La. 74.

Deputies are searching for a black male, described as approximately 6-foot-1 with a slim-to-medium build, who entered the Red River Bank in Geismar wearing a motorcycle helmet and a light jacket.

The man brandished a handgun and demanded money from the bank employees, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

He may have left the scene as a passenger in a light-colored, four-door sedan traveling south on La. 73.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward and Red River Bank is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636; send an anonymous tip by text to 847411; or call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.