St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies are searching for an armed man who allegedly robbed a Jr. Food Mart in Abita Spring early this morning.

The man is believed to have fled along La. 36 toward Covington, according to spokesman George Bonnett.

As a precaution, extra deputies have been stationed at the Abita Springs Middle School, which is near the store, Bonnett said.

School officials were notified of the situation, Bonnett said.

Anyone with any information on the person is asked to call 911.

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