St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in armed robbery

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for committing an armed robbery at a business in Old Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The suspect, who was described as a black male possibly in his 40s and wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants, walked into the DAV Hall barroom, 151 Friscoville Ave., on Saturday, July 29 shortly after 10 p.m., pointed a silver-colored handgun at an employee and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity, his whereabouts or further information regarding this robbery is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.