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The evening of February 9, the Dollar General store on Highway 25 in the Clifton community of Washington Parish was robbed by a male who entered the business with a pistol drawn. The robber demanded cash, then fired a round from his pistol into a wall of the store when he felt the cashier was taking too long to produce money. He did escape with an undetermined amount of cash.


The robber appeared to be a male who had covered his face. He wore a long sleeve pullover shirt, possibly Adidas brand, which had a light colored stripe on the sleeves. In addition, he wore mis-matched gloves, one fluorescent yellow and the other black.


Store surveillance cameras captured images of the robber. Any person who may be able to identify him is asked to call the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective division at (985) 661-2024.


Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “This senseless robbery could have had a tragic ending. Anytime a weapon is produced and discharged during the commission of a crime, there is the possibility of someone being seriously injured. Thankfully, in this situation, the store employee escaped injury. I strongly encourage anyone with possible knowledge about this crime to contact our detective division so that we can track down and capture this individual.”


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