By Bonnie Culverhouse
Minden Police are searching for a young black male who robbed Terry’s Rings & Things on Homer Road around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.
Chief Steve Cropper said the man, who is around 5’8” tall and 170 pounds, left the scene with several thousand dollars worth of jewelry. He was driving a 10- to 12-year-old silver Jeep Compass. He was wearing gray pants, black hoodie, black face mask and a New York Yankees ball cap.
“The suspect came in the store two times prior to the robbery Thursday,” Cropper said. “He brought in a watch to have the crystal repaired or replaced. He left the watch and a phone number. The third time he came in to check on the watch, he asked to see a white gold diamond wedding ring set and a diamond bracelet.”
Cropper said when the sales clerk took the jewelry out of the case and placed it on the counter, the suspect sprayed her with mace, grabbed the jewelry and left.
Detectives spent the afternoon viewing video from the store, as well as on Homer Road and Hwy. 531.
“We know he went toward 531 and turned toward I-20, but we don’t know which direction he took after he got to I-20,” said the chief. “Of course, we called the phone number and it came back to Jackson Hewitt (tax business) in Shreveport. We’re following up on that. There’s just not a lot to go on.”
The clerk was taken to Minden Medical Center where she was treated for the mace attack.
If anyone has information on the robbery or the whereabouts or identity of the suspect, please call Minden Police Department at 318-371-4226 and ask for a detective.