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Bossier City casino patron robbed in Panola County

The Panola County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed-robbery they say originated in Bossier City.
The Panola County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed-robbery they say originated in Bossier City.

Chief Deputy John Depresca tells NBC 6's News a Panola County man claims he was robbed of around $19,000 in casino winnings on January 10th. The alleged crime took place at 5:58 a.m., according to Depresca.

The victim told investigators two men pulled up behind his vehicle as he was attempting to open a gate at his home in Panola County.

The men exited a dark colored SUV and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding money.

One suspect removed cash from the victim's pocket, then the two men drove from the scene towards Gary City, Texas.

The victim, who was not injured in the robbery, had spent the night gambling at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City and told authorities he may have been followed 50 miles to his home on Farm-to-Market 10.

The victim gave the following description of the suspects to deputies;

  • Both African American males.
  • Suspect 1 standing around 6'4". Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored wind pants.
  • Suspect 2 standing around 5'8". Wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans.

The SUV had a loud muffler, or no muffler at all, according to the victim.

Panola County Sheriff's investigators are working with Horseshoe Casino security to identify the suspects, if possible.

Call 903-693-0333 if you have any information on the investigation.
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