WPSO patrol deputies initially responded to the scene, then turned the matter over to the detective division which was able to view video footage from another area business and obtain a vehicle description and direction of travel. With that bit of evidence, detectives traveled back and forth to Mississippi and Tangipahoa Parish attempting to solve the crime. Eventually, three suspects were identified.
“Dangerous persons,” said Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. “These robbers are dangerous persons who have earned the privilege of spending many, many years behind bars. Their heinous actions traumatized the innocent business employees who looked down the barrel of a gun, not knowing what their fate would be. Thankfully, no employee was physically harmed. I am so grateful for the hard work of our detective division and the excellent cooperation they received from the Sheriff’s Offices in Tangipahoa Parish and Pike County.”