Armed, masked man robs bar, strikes patron

A masked man brandishing a handgun entered a Surrey Street bar late Saturday, fired a shot into the ceiling and robbed the register before striking a patron in the head and taking his money, too, Lafayette police said.

The heist occurred at 11:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Surrey Street, Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.

The robber, who has not been identified, wore black clothing and a tan knit hat. He fled in a dark four-door sedan that was waiting for him in Heyman Park, Mouton said.

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