Man wanted in connection to Ville Platte armed robbery

Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 15:54:30-04

The Ville Platte Police Department says they are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a local business.

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue says that officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at a store located in the 700 block on Main Street in Ville Platte on April 5.

Officers say that the suspect entered the store where he approached the register, produced a gun, and demanded money from an employee. The suspect repeated his demands to a second employee behind another register, police say. 

Police say the suspect fled the scene after receiving money from both registers. 

Surveillance footage was recovered from the scene after an investigation. Officers say 28-year-old Johnathan Hakeem Williams was identified and is wanted in connection with the armed robbery.

Police warn that Williams should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.