Man robbed at gunpoint in casino parking lot

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BAYOU VISTA, La. (KLFY) The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery in the parking lot of Cash Magic Casino in Bayou Vista.

They say it happened Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

An initial investigation revealed that deputies responded to a report of gun fire in the parking lot of the the casino on Highway 90.  On arrival detectives learned that a male suspect approached the victim and demanded his wallet at gunpoint.

During the encounter, the suspect fired the weapon, however it did not strike the victim.

Deputies say they have information that a male suspect fled the parking lot on foot and a female suspect drove away from the business in a white SUV.

Several hours later, a dispatcher received a call from a business on Belleview Street reporting a suspicious male

Deputies searched the area. However, they were unable to make contact with the subject.

The investigation is ongoing.

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