New Iberia Man Charged In Lafayette Burglaries
A New Iberia man has been booked into jail after he allegedly robbed two people in downtown Lafayette early Sunday morning.
Corporal Paul Mouton with Lafayette Police says officers downtown were flagged down by the first victim. The 33-year-old man told police he was walking on Jefferson Street when four black males approached him and attacked him.
“One of the suspects began punching the victim and pulled a gold chain from the victim’s neck,” Mouton says.
All four suspects fled the scene. Officers searching the area, though, saw four black males attacking a 36-year-old woman. One of the suspect’s stole her purse and ran away. Police were able to catch up with him and arrest him.
20-year-old Clifford Ledet of New Iberia was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on two counts each of simple burglary and resisting arrest. Investigators believe Ledet was responsible for both robberies, Mouton says.
The identities of the three other suspects is still unknown, Mouton says. If you have any information about either of these incidents, you’re urged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Lafayette Parish at (337) 232-TIPS.