Crime Spree In Lafayette
Lafayette Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly went on a crime spree Thursday night. During the 10:00 p.m. hour, Lafayette Police say they got three different reports of people being robbed at gunpoint.
In the first case, Corporal Paul Mouton says the male suspect, armed with a handgun, got out of a dark-colored vehicle, with the female suspect inside, and went up to a 30-year-old man sitting in his car on the 2200 block of Ambassador Caffery and demanded money from him. When the suspect saw the victim didn't have any, he took his fast food from him and fled the area. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Police say the two suspects also went to the 4700 block of Johnson Street and approached an 18-year-old man on his bike. Corporal Mouton says they stopped the victim on Birch Drive. Mouton says the white female got out of the dark colored vehicle and began talking with the victim. Mouton says the male suspect then got out of the car and approached the victim while pointing a handgun at him. The suspects stole electronics and money from the victim and fled the area. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Police say the two accused criminals also approached three females on North Grant Street at the railroad tracks. Corporal Mouton says the male suspect asked to use one of the victim's phones. The victim told him her phone was not working. As she starting raising the window on the door, Mouton says the suspect fired one shot inside their car window. The victims were not injured during the robbery.
Police say the suspects are described as white. The man is believed to be in his late 20's or early 30's, thin built with short hair. He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans. The woman is described as short with red dreadlocks. She was wearing blue jeans and a black tank top. The suspects are believed to be driving a dark blue small car, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier. If you have any information, call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.