On January 12, 2021, shortly after 9:00 pm, Carencro Police Department was dispatched to an Armed Robbery in progress, at the Shop Rite store located 3555 N. University Ave. in Carencro. Upon arrival of officers, employees stated the suspect had fled the scene on foot prior to officers arriving.
Investigators with the assistance of LPSO searched the surrounding areas in an attempt to locate a suspect. Investigators were not able to locate anyone fitting the description of the suspect in the area that night. Detectives with the Carencro Police Department began investigating the case and through their investigations were able develop two people of interest. On January 20, 2021, Carencro Detectives with the assistance of the LPSO, went to an address on Arnaudville Rd. within Lafayette Parish. While at this location detectives located 21 year old Angel Lopez, and 21 year old Iveth Escalante.
Further investigation revealed that Angel Lopez had in fact committed the Armed Robbery at the Shop Rite and Iveth Escalante participated in the Armed Robbery by driving the vehicle used in the crime. Upon further investigation it was found that Lopez was also wanted for an Attempted Second Degree Murder charge within Lafayette Parish. Both were booked into LPCC on the following charges:
Angel Lopez – Armed Robbery, Attempted Second Degree Murder (Warrant)
Iveth Escalante – Principle to Armed Robbery.