Sheriff’s Office seeking leads on suspects in pair of Gonzales armed robberies

Staff reports

Parish authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in solving two armed robberies that occurred back-to-back on N. Robert Wilson Road off Hwy. 30 shortly Aug. 11 in Gonzales.

Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said two suspects are wanted for the robbings at gunpoint of two individuals in a car and another person on a bicycle shortly after 11 p.m.

The first suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-20’s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, light complexion, short hair, and wearing a red T-shirt of unknown design, Bacala said. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall, heavy build, dark complexion, and wearing a blue shirt and baggy blue jeans.

According to Bacala, the suspects reportedly blocked the roadway with their vehicle in order to rob the victims, then told the victims to leave the area or they would be shot.

The suspects' vehicle is described as 2000-2004, silver, four-door Honda Accord, with aftermarket chrome rims and tinted windows and the weapon used was described as a silver semi automatic handgun, Bacala said.

Investigators obtained a police sketch of only one of the suspects because witnesses were not able to get a clear view of the other suspect. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP (7867).