Deputies searching for gunman in attempted robbery

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Dollar General Store in Gonzales on Highway 44 Tuesday.

Just after 8:30 p.m., a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt under a light colored shirt with a blue bandana partially covering his face went into the store armed with a handgun. Deputies report that he was wearing a black leather glove on one of his hands.

Reports say the man demanded money from the employee behind the register, but ran off without getting any money.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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