UPDATE: Arrest made in Ouachita Parish armed robberies

Suspect in armed robbery at Dave’s One Stop on LA 139 at Hwy. 594 in Swartz around 10:18 AM on 3/7/2018. | Photo: OPSO
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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Update: Authorities have arrested 25-year-old Jarqual Robertson in connection with three armed robberies in Ouachita Parish.

Investigators say Robertson is accused of an armed robbery at two Monroe / Ouachita Parish area stores: Dave's One Stop on LA 139 and Chevron U-Pak-It on Highway 165 South.

Robertson is also accused of a third armed robbery in which a customer was also held up during the hold up at one of the stores.

Robertson was booked on 3 counts of armed robbery.

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Previously:

Authorities in Ouachita Parish are investigating an armed robbery.

It happened at Dave’s One Stop on LA 139 at Hwy. 594 in Swartz around 10:18 AM.

Public Information Officer Glenn Springfield sent KNOE the following information in which he describes what allegedly happened during the armed robbery on Wednesday.

"At approximately 10:18 a.m. this morning, the suspect entered the business armed with an object appearing to be a handgun. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash and left the store on foot headed toward LA 594. No one was injured in the incident. The suspect is described as a black male, light complexioned with a goatee. He is described as wearing a gray hoodie type pullover with “Hollister” written on the front and black pants. "

Please contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 if you have information on this crime.

"You can also contact Crime Stoppers of North Delta by Facebook - CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab, (318) 388-CASH (2274), www.crimestoppersnorthdelta.com or download the P3 Tips app on your smartphone."

"If your tip leads to an arrest and /or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Your information remains confidential; you never leave your name and you never appear in court."