For Release to the Media by RPSO
At approximately 7:50 pm, Monday January 7th, 2019, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from Fred’s Dollar Store in Tioga in reference to a report of an armed robbery. A detective, who was working an extra detail close to Fred’s, responded in under 1 minute but the suspect had already fled the area, possibly on foot. According to initial information, a black male, approximately 6’-6’2” wearing a mask and a gray hoodie, entered the store, produced a semi-automatic handgun and robbed the cashier of an undetermined amount of money. Patrol Deputies saturated the area attempting to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful. Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit responded to process the scene and collect evidence. No injuries were reported.
Sheriff’s Detectives have concluded processing the scene and their investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this robbery, they are asked to contact the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700, Criminal Investigations at 318-473-6727 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.
All callers to Crime Stopper may remain anonymous.