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Sheriff: Woman with water gun filled with pepper spray tries to rob post office

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SORRENTO, LA (WAFB) -

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who tried to rob a post office in Sorrento, LA Tuesday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m., deputies say a black female wearing a security-type uniform, walked into the Sorrento Post Office to purchase stamps.

When the clerk gave the woman the stamps, the woman pulled out what appeared to be a handgun. The handgun turned out to be a water gun and it was filled with pepper spray.

The woman sprayed the clerk in the face and left the post office.

The woman was also wearing a long coat with fur around the hood and gloves.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 235-621-4636 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

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