January 20, 2018  |  11:37 am

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday night (January 19) near Abita Springs.

Shortly after 9 p.m. a man was talking to a friend in his vehicle at the park on Carnation Street in the Abita Nursery Subdivision when a man walked up to the vehicle and robbed him at gunpoint. 

The suspect took the man’s wallet and handgun before firing into the air and fleeing the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 foot, 10 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. 

STPSO K-9 responded to the scene but was unable to get a good track.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call (985) 898-2338 or 911.