A homeless man told St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies that he was robbed at gunpoint on the Tammany Trace, a hiking and biking trail, near Covington on Sunday.
Detectives are looking for the victim as well as the two men who robbed him, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The man said he was riding his bicycle westbound between Abita Springs and Covington at about 8:30 p.m. when two men sprang from the bushes. One held a gun on him while the other took his wallet and other items from his pants pocket.
One suspect was described as 6 feet tall, 150 pounds with a slender build and a dark complexion. He was wearing black sweat pants and a T-shirt. The other was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with a heavier build and medium complexion. He wore grey athletic shorts ad a grey tank top.
Detectives have been unable to find the victim who does not have an address or phone number. He told them he has lived in the Covington area for six months, spending his days walking the streets and his nights sleeping on benches along the bike path.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the crime, the robbers or the victim to call Detective Timothy Crabtree at 985-726-7839.