March 14, 2017  |  02:23 pm

UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested Ian Lacour, 28, of Covington, Tuesday evening. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for shoplifting (theft of goods) and aggravated assault with a firearm in relation to this case. Lacour was also booked with a second count of shoplifting (theft of goods) in connection with a shoplifting incident that occurred Monday, March 14 at the Murphy gas station on Hwy 190 in Covington.


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred Sunday afternoon at a gas station near Covington.


Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, a cashier at the Chevron Station on U.S. Highway 190 near Three Rivers Road called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that a man had attempted to rob the store.


The individual, who was described as a white male, approximately 6 foot tall with blond hair, grabbed a sports supplement and was attempting to walk out of the store without paying for it when the cashier stopped him and took the item from him.

The cashier was attempting to prevent the man from leaving the business so she could call authorities, when he produced what appeared to be a firearm. He then fled the business through an emergency exit and left the area in an unknown direction.


If anyone has any information about this crime, they are asked to call Det. Lunsford at 985-726-7854.


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