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Jun 2, 2013 9:27 PM by katc

Kaplan Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Chief Boyd Adams of the Kaplan Police Department is requesting assistance from citizens with help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On June 2, 2013 at approximately 5:04 P.M. the Kaplan Police Department received a call from the cashier of econo mart on North Herpin. She advised an unknown black male entered the store and asked the cashier to turn the pumps on so he could pump gas. The cashier advised the suspect she could not turn the pumps on unless he prepaid or supplied her with his identification card to hold while he pumped his gas. At which point the suspect handed the cashier an ID and in return she activated the gas pump. The suspect then went to his truck and began fueling.  Once he completed fueling he walked back into the store to the beer cooler and grabbed a case of beer.. The cashier advised after he finished his shopping he approached the counter, took his identification and began walking to his truck. When the cashier noticed the suspect was not in the store she ran out to his truck to ask for payment for the gas and beer. The cashier advised when the suspect noticed the cashier approaching the vehicle he advised her to back off are he would kill her at which point she observed a black semi-automatic pistol pointed at her. The cashier immediately ran back inside the store and called the Kaplan Police Department.

The suspect is a black male approximately 20 to 30 years of age. He was wearing Blue Jeans, dark colored shirt, American eagle baseball cap and sun glasses. He was driving a black pick-up truck what appears to be either a Chevrolet or ford, 4- door with a dent on the tail-gate.. It also appeared there was no license plate on the bumper of the truck.

If anyone has any information on the suspect in the photo please call the Kaplan Police Department at 337-643-8600

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