Suspects Arrested For Two Lafayette Robberies
Thursday around 11:20 pm, Lafayette Police were called out to the 1300 block of North University about an armed robbery.
The clerk who was working at the convenience store told police that a black male suspect came in with his face covered up, armed with a handgun, and that he was wearing all black clothes.
The suspect wanted all of the money from the register, he got it, and then he ran away in an unknown direction. No one was injured during the robbery.
About 30 minutes later, Lafayette Police got a call about a suspicious person near a convenience store at 2103 NW Evangeline Thruway.
The person who called told police he believed the suspect was getting ready to rob the business. Officers went to the store to review surveillance video.
Police say the video showed the suspect with his face covered, armed with a weapon and preparing to go into the business. The suspect never went in, but instead he fled the area in a green SUV.
Detectives who were at the scene saw the suspect’s car in a nearby neighborhood. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect took off westward on Martin Luther King Drive.
The suspect then crashed his car in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Drive and two suspects left the car and headed towards I-10. Both suspects were captured apprehended and taken to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning.
Lafayette Police charged 20-year-old Johnua Riggs with Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Robbery, while 24-year-old Jammie Roberts of Arnaudville was charged with Principal to Armed Robbery and Principal to Attempted Armed Robbery.
Police say the case remains under investigation.