Detectives with The Shreveport Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that happened over the weekend in west Shreveport.

Shortly after 7:30 pm on April 15, 2017, Shreveport Police were dispatched to the Roadway Inn in the 5100 block of Monkhouse on an armed robbery call. When they arrived, officers learned that a suspect entered the business armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a medium built black male with a short afro standing between 5’9” – 5’11”. He was last seen wearing an army green zip-up hoodie and blue jeans with a black bandana covering part of his face. Investigators were able to recover video of the suspect and need the public’s help to identify him.

Shreveport Police Department - (photo credit) Richard Turpen

The Shreveport Police Department is asking anyone with information to please call Crimestoppers at (318)-673-7373 or visit the website at www.lockemup.org.