Game store employee foils bandits robbery attempt

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 8:07pm

Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a business in south Shreveport on Tuesday.

At around 6:00 p.m., police were dispatched to an attempted armed robbery at the Game X-Change store, located in the 6500 block of Youree Drive. After arriving at the scene, witnesses told authorities that a white male had entered the business with a handgun and wearing a red bandana over his face. 

Once inside, the gunman stole cash from the register and tried to run from the store, but was tackled by an employee. A short struggle followed and the robber escaped without the money.

The gunman is described as 5'8"-5'11" tall and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

No one was injured during the incident.

Currently, authorities are still searching for the man responsible for the attempted robbery. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373.


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