Store captures video of armed robber

LAFAYETTE — Police are trying to identify a man caught on surveillance tape robbing a convenience store Wednesday night.

The robbery occurred at 11:15 p.m. at the On the Run store in the 1300 block of Southeast Evangeline Thruway, according to a news release.

The clerk told officers that the armed robber entered the store and demanded money and cigarettes, the release said.

The robber, described as a white man, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, was wearing a black hat, white gloves and a bandana over his face, the release said.

He was last seen running toward Chaig Street, the release said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Troopers to check drivers in St. Mary

ST. MARY PARISH — State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday in St. Mary Parish, according to a news release.

The checkpoint will take place from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m., the release said.

Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers as well as aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants, the release said.

Anyone seeing an aggressive or impaired driver can call *LSP (*577) or any local law enforcement agency.