Lafayette Police searching for robbery suspect, possibly more than one

Responsible for three separate robberies

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 2:48pm

Lafayette Police searching for a suspect, possibly more than one, responsible for three separate robberies where female victims were approached and their vehicles stolen at gunpoint.  The first incident occurred on Monday outside of a business in the 300 block of East Vermilion Street at 2:30 pm.  The second incident occurred Wednesday in the 1000 block of Foreman Drive at 11:30 am, and the third incident occurred in the 2000 block of Johnston street at 11:50 am.  The suspect in the first and third robberies is described as a black male, 5'8" to 5'10" approximately 175 lbs with a thin mustache.  The suspect of the second robbery was described as a black male wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt.  None of the three victims were injured during the incidents and police are still investigating the scenes.

"We're receiving information and tip information as to who this person may be and of course we're researching those individuals and names that are coming up.  We're also still canvassing all three areas looking for any type of video or any stores that maybe this individual may have gone in prior to committing that act.  Also we have the two vehicles that were recovered that were processed by our crime scene unit," says Corporal Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robberies or the identity of the suspect(s) to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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