Posted: May 25th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Friday, May 25 at Ponstein’s Food Store, 3523 Paris Road in Chalmette.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said shortly before 11 a.m., a male subject entered the convenience store, purchased nachos and a 16 ounce Budweiser beer with a twist top and then brandished a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The suspect, who left with approximately $200 in cash, fled the scene in an unknown direction on foot.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is a black male, with a thin build and braids similar to cornrows. He was seen wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a khaki baseball hat.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity, his whereabouts or further information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.