TPSO investigates reported armed robbery in Amite
AMITE, LA (NBC33) — Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The alleged incident took place as a homeowner was leaving her residence on Puleston Road in Amite.
According to a police report, two masked men approached the homeowner’s vehicle as she was attempting to leave her residence.
One of the suspects began to beat on the driver’s window with his left hand, while waving a weapon with his right. The suspect later tried to break the victim’s window with a concrete block.
The victim then opened her car door and sprayed the suspect with pepper spray.
While the door was open, the other suspect grabbed the victim’s bag from the front seat.
The suspects then reportedly fled on foot. The suspect with the gun is said to have pointed it at the victim until they were out of sight.
The subjects are described as being slim and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and wearing dark clothing and a white cloth over their faces.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.