LPD still looking for suspect in midday sexual assault

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Suspect described as a white male in his mid-40s wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots with black/gray spikey hair

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 11:54am

Police continue to investigate evidence left inside the vehicle where a woman was sexually assaulted on Thursday, Dec. 26, in the middle of the afternoon.  At 1:40 pm Lafayette police responded to the Acadiana Mall parking lot, where the female victim was sitting inside her SUV when a man opened her door holding a handgun, and sexually assualted her.

"It shows how bold this suspect was doing it in broad daylight in the middle of a parking lot which was full of vehicles.  We believe there's possibly foot traffic and someone may have heard or seen something," says Corporal Paul Mouton, Lafayette police.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-forties wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots, black sunglasses with black and gray spikey hair and a short beard.  Police are asking anyone with information to call Lafayette police or crime stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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