Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is seeking the public’s help in gathering information regarding an armed robbery that occurred at the Big BossTruck Stop on Highway 442, just outside of Tickfaw. TPSO Deputies discovered the incident when they stopped at the truck stop to purchase fuel.
Apparently three unknown masked males armed with handguns executed a coordinated entry into the Big Boss Truck Stop. After entering, one of the males locked the front door as the others held the cashier at gunpoint. The armed masked men then ransacked the store, stole merchandise, and emptied the cash register. The cashier was forced to open the safe, allowing the suspects to get away with approximately $25,000 in additional cash. During the incident, one of the gunmen fired a shot at the floor striking and destroying the cashier’s cell phone that had fallen to the floor as two of the gunmen jumped over the sales counter. All of the suspects were wearing masks, hoods and gloves. The cashier was not physically harmed as a result of this violent incident.
Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.