Police want the public’s help to identify an armed man who wore blue gloves and a red beanie when he held up a payday loan business using a silver revolver.
A video released by police Tuesday show a man walk into Approved Cash, pull out a long silver handgun and hand a plastic bag to an employee while demanding money from cash registers.
Waveland Police Chief Dave Allen says the holdup was reported about 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the business at 222 U.S. 90.
The robber was in and out of the store within 40 seconds, Allen said.
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No one was hurt, and the gunman left the store on foot, heading west.
The robber walked in somewhat calmly and left the same way.
Allen said it’s unclear if a vehicle was waiting for him, but Investigator Jamie Nelson and other police officers are collecting surveillance video from neighboring businesses.
Police released a picture of the suspect on Friday.
Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call Central Dispatch at 228-255-9191 or contact the Waveland Police Department on its Facebook page.
Allen confirmed investigators are looking into an armed robbery that may involve the same suspect. A gunman robbed Birdie’s Food Mart in LaPlace, Louisiana, about 4:45 a.m. Monday, according to the St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The robber in that holdup was wearing a white T-shirt when he went in the store and left, and returned four minutes later wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office has released a picture and videos of that suspect.