Update: The suspect, 20-year-old Tre Lamar Bookard, was caught in a traffic stop on Monday afternoon in El Paso and arrested on the warrant for Simple Robbery. Police continue to investigate.


A bank robbery happened at the Whitney Bank on Pinhook Road Friday around 2:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton says the suspect is described as a black male, medium build wearing a blue jean jacket and shorts.

Cpl. Mouton says the suspect gave the teller a note demanding money, then left after an undisclosed amount of cash was given to him.

Whitney Bank Robbery Suspect, Lafayette Police Department

There were no injuries within the bank.  The suspect is described as a medium build black male wearing a blue jean jacket and shorts. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Whitney Bank Robbery, KPEL Photo