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Eunice PD investigating weekend crimes at outdoor store, Game Stop

36 weapons stolen from Double Action Outdoor Sports
Eunice Police
Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 12:37:08-05

An armed robbery at Game Stop and a burglary at Double Action bookended a weekend marked by shopliftings at Walmart in Eunice.

At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, a black male armed with a semi-automatic pistol robbed the Game Stop near Walmart, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.

The robber wore a mask, light gray or blue hoodie, and a blue rag over his face and gloves.

There were two employees in the store and he demanded they put money into a shopping bag. He also demanded they lift the cash drawer up so he get to larger bills, Fontenot said.

The robber directed the employees to open the safe, but they said it was on a time lock. He directed them to a back room where he commanded them to get on the floor and slide their phones to him.

After a few minutes, the robber told them to get up and go to the front of the store. The employees got into a room and were able to lock it. The robber demanded they open the door, but they refused and he left the store.

Police got the call about the robbery at 9:46 p.m.

On Monday, Eunice Police began an investigating a burglary at Double Action on Maple Avenue.

Fontenot said an alarm came in at 4:51 a.m. Monday and officers arrived two minutes later to find the front door window and bars broken, and the power had been cut to the building.

There were multiple firearms stolen, he said. Stolen were 32 handgun and four long guns.

Chief Fontenot said the suspects involved are still wanted by police.

Anyone with information should call the Eunice Police Department at 337-457-2626.