Natchitoches Police investigate two armed business robberies on South Drive


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating two separate armed robberies that took place off South Drive.
On Jan. 17 around 8:37 p.m., NPD officers responded to 97 South Drive (Texaco) in reference to an armed robbery. They made contact with the store employee who said that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, white athletic shoes and a black mask entered the store and demanded cash while pointing a gun at the clerk. The suspect then fled and ran west across South Drive.

This article published in the Jan. 27, 2022, print edition

The second armed robbery occurred Jan. 19 around 7:08 p.m. when officers were dispatched to 122 South Drive (Subway) in reference to the store being robbed at gunpoint. Officers made contact with the victim who said a white male, around 5 feet, 8 inches-6 feet tall, 200-250 pounds, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and a black mask entered the restaurant and demanded money while holding a gun. The suspect fled the restaurant and ran west behind the store
To report suspicious activity, contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective Terry Johnson at (318) 357-3858. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:
Call Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.