When the young man walked into the store at La. 29 & La. 13 about 1:30 p.m. he brandished a bag containing what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money, it was reported.
Fleeing on foot, he dropped the bag, which allegedly turned out to contain a hammer, not a gun.
Sherfiff's deputies and city marshals pursued the suspect on foot, but he eluded them.
Acting on a tip about two hours later, officers arrested the juvenile at a residence on West Peach. He was turned over to the St. Landry Sheriff's Dept. His age was not available.