AMITE — The St. Helena's Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who held up a truck stop in Amite early Monday morning.

The man, armed with a handgun, entered the Tall Timber Truck Stop on La. 16 shortly before 4 a.m. and demanded the store clerk hand over money from the cash register, saying he'd shoot her if she didn't, St. Helena Sheriff's Chief of Detectives Joe Chaney said in a news release.

After the clerk gave the man the money, he fled in a black Dodge Ram that appeared to be a model from the years 2005 to 2008, Chaney said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (225) 222-4413 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-554-5254.