Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:50 PM by KATC
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 3:10 PM
The Lake Charles Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.
On April 4, 2013 at approximately 5:50 p.m., a dark complected white male committed an armed robbery with a firearm at Simple Pleasures, 2024 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles. He was described as having black hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt with white stripes on the sleeves, a blue t-shirt, and blue jeans. The suspect held the clerk at gunpoint and threatened to shoot her if she did not give him the money from the register. After taking the money from the register, he fled the store and was last seen running west on 13th Street.
It is believed that this is the same suspect that also committed an armed robbery at 1129 North MLK Highway (Valero) on March 31, 2013.
The Lake Charles Police Department is releasing selected portions of the store surveillance video that show the suspect in the hope that someone will be able to identify him. If you recognize the suspect, please contact the Lake Charles Police Department at 491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.