On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched regarding two separate reports of attempted robberies, one at the Five-Star convenience store and the other at Gillis Grocery, both on Highway 171 North in Moss Bluff.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered the subjects, described as two white men and two white women between 20 and 30 years old, used intimidation in an attempt to demand money from the store clerks. The suspects left without any money, then fled in a newer model, white Chevrolet Suburban with a dent in the driver’s front quarter panel. One of the women is described as being 5’4” tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds with straight black shoulder length hair.
The Sheriff’s Office conducted an extensive search of the area but was unable to locate the suspects.
During further investigation, detectives discovered at least three additional businesses in Jefferson Davis Parish and Acadia Parish have also reported similar incidents.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying these men and women. Anyone with information regarding the attempted robberies or the suspects shown in the photographs is asked to call CPSO at 491-3605.
CPSO Detective Brent Young is the lead investigator on this case.