Lafayette Sheriff’s Office Investigating String Of Robberies
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating three robberies that occurred over a four-day period.
According to sheriff's office spokesperson Capt. Kip Judice, the first robbery happened Saturday at the Shiloh Grocery Store on Roper Road. The suspect entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk, Judice said. The clerk instead pulled out a baseball bat from behind the counter, but the suspect grabbed an iPad from the counter and fled the scene, Judice said.
The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a black ski cap with a blue bandana over the lower portion of his face. He also had a white tee shirt wrapped around his neck.
The second robbery happened on Sunday at a car wash on Bonin Road between Lafayette and Broussard. The victim was approached by the suspect who demanded his money and his cell phone. The suspect then fled the scene after taking an undisclosed amount of cash, Judice said.
The suspect was described as a black male in his twenties with no facial hair. He was wearing a plain black hoodie jacket with the hood up, Judice said. He was also wearing grey sweatpants.
The third robbery happened Tuesday at a Dollar General store on Carmel Drive, Judice said. In this case, the suspect was armed with a handgun, and he demanded cash from the office area. The suspect then fled the scene into a nearby coulee after leaving with an unknown amount of cash.
The suspect was described as a black male who was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, a blue bandana over the lower portion of his face. He was also wearing red gloves, khaki pants, and white tennis shoes.