Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday, March 3 at the Dollar General in Provencal. At approximately 9:43 p.m., deputies responded to NATCOM 911 Center report of an armed robbery at the Dollar General in the 1800 block of La. Hwy 117, Provencal.
Deputies and Provencal Police arrived on scene a short time later. Deputies say while speaking with store employees, they learned a suspect described as a black male, wearing a grey hoody, khaki pants and a black mask produced a handgun and robbed the store clerk of approximately $750. The suspect then fled the store on foot.
Several units from the NPSO and Provencal Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. NPSO detectives responded to assist. Deputies processed the crime scene, interviewed witnesses and completed an offense report for investigative purposes. The investigation is ongoing and active.
Anyone with information or observed suspicious activity in the area prior to the robbery should contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 357-7830. Case agent is Detective Lt. Jonathan Byles.