Authorities in Louisiana Asking For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect in DeRidder Fast Food Restaurant Robbery

By Liora Hawthorne
Published August 24, 2023

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DeRidder, Louisiana – Authorities in Louisiana are asking for help in identifying the armed robbery suspect involved in the DeRidder Fast Food Restaurant robbery.

The DeRidder Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Wendy’s restaurant located on North Pine Street yesterday, August 22, 2023, at approximately 5 a.m. The suspect, who wore a mask, entered the establishment through the rear door as employees were disposing of the garbage and demanded money at gunpoint.

The perpetrator, who was armed with a small frame pistol, fled out the back of the restaurant with an undetermined amount of cash. The direction of his escape and his current whereabouts are still unknown. The suspect is described as a black male with a muscular build, approximately six feet tall, and possibly wearing a dark hoodie and light-colored sweatpants.

In an effort to gather more information regarding this case, the DeRidder Police Department is requesting anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and witnessed anything suspicious to come forward with their observations. Anyone with any knowledge that may aid in the investigation is asked to call Crimestoppers at 337-462-8918. Crimestoppers offers $1,000.00 cash for information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in this case.