Prairieville armed robbery suspect sought

Staff reports
Ascension Parish are asking for the public’s assistance in solving an armed robbery that was captured on surveillance video. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

Ascension Parish authorities are asking for the public’s help in solving an armed robbery at a Prairieville restaurant that was captured on surveillance video.

Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said the incident happened at around 5 a.m. Nov. 9 at Frank's Restaurant on Airline Highway as the business was opening for the day.

The owner/ manager was in the office at the rear of the restaurant when a fully masked, armed gunman entered the office and demanded money, Bacala said. The gunman then placed the cash into a backpack and  fled the scene with cash, he added.

The suspect ran north toward some neighboring businesses, where it is believed he was picked up by either an SUV or Minivan, Bacala said.

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