Man dressed as woman robs Family Dollar

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:05pm

Authorities need your help identifying and apprehending a suspect who robbed a west Shreveport dollar store Tuesday night.

At around 8:20 p.m. Shreveport police officers were called to a robbery at the Family Dollar in the 3800 block of Linwood Avenue. When they arrived, patrolmen contacted a witness who told them a man entered the store and purchased a pack of chewing gum. As the clerk was opening the register, the man allegedly reached into a tote bag and raised it up as if he was concealing a weapon. The suspect demanded money, and after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, ran from the scene.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described a dark complected black man with a slim build, was allegedly wearing a blue dress and a red wig at the time of the heist.

Investigators are working at this time to recover surveillance video footage from the business. Anyone who has any information regarding this robbery is urged to call Shreveport Police Detective John Jackson at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

From Shreveport Police Department


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