February 28, 2022  |  08:17 pm

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the individual who robbed and physically and sexually battered a clerk at a Pearl River-area convenience store.

Just before 9 p.m. Sunday evening, a white male entered a convenience store near Pearl River.

The man brandished a knife, disabled the store’s DVR system and battered the clerk before committing a sexual battery on her.  He then fled with the clerk’s broken cellphone, the store’s DVR surveillance system and an undisclosed amount of cash, which he had taken from the store’s register and safe.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall with a thin build. He appeared to be in his mid 30s.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office by calling (985) 898-2338.