Friday, January 22, 2016

Masked men rob truck stop

Three armed men gave a store clerk and customer a scare while robbing a Louisiana truck stop earlier this month.

The three suspects took an undisclosed amount of money from Chardele’s Auto & Truck Plaza in Lake Charles, La., at approximately 3 a.m. Jan. 12, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are still searching for the suspects.

Surveillance video from the store shows three masked suspects entering the store with handguns. Sheriff’s deputies describe the suspects as black males who were wearing masks, gloves and black hoodies. One of the men, who is shown on the video jumping over the front counter, was wearing an orange mask and camouflage pants.

The store clerk and a customer told detectives the three men entered the store and demanded money. The store clerk and customer were both said to be battered by the suspects but did not sustain serious injuries.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in the case and are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call 337-491-3764.