Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday, January 5, 2022, about 7:15 p.m., in the 800 block of Newport Drive in LaPlace. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 19-year-old male victim who reported he was robbed at gunpoint.

While walking on Newport Drive, an unknown male subject approached the victim, forcing him to a secluded area of the street where another male came out from behind a bush, pointed a handgun at him, and demanded his personal belongings. The victim stated both males passed the gun back and forth to each other while removing items from the victim’s person then fled the scene. Officers canvassed the area, but was unable to locate the suspects. In an area near the scene, the victim’s personal belongings were recovered.

The victim sustained a minor injury to the head and refused medical aid.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 985-359-8769 or Det. Gilberto Castellanos at 985-359-8773.