NEW IBERIA, La. (KPEL News) - A man held up gas station in New Iberia with a semi-automatic rifle and made off with some cash and lottery tickets, and law enforcement are seeking the public's assistance in finding the thief.

Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office
Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

Early Monday morning, roughly 3 a.m., an unknown white male entered a Valero gas station on East Main Street in New Iberia. The suspect produced what the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office describes as an "AK-style weapon" and demanded cash and Louisiana Lottery scratch-off tickets.

At the time, the suspect was wearing dark clothes, including a black Reebok hoodie with the hood drawn and his face covered. He is believed to be between 5 ft. and 5 ft. 6 in. in height.

The sheriff's department is currently searching for the suspect and calling on the public for help.

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Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

According to the sheriff's office, anyone with information regarding the identification of the suspect is urged to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-369-3711 or contact Detective Lloyd Ledet (337-256-7802).

You can also Submit A Tip on the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s App or Iberia Crime Stoppers.

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