Two Overnight Home Break-Ins Have Lafayette Police Searching For Suspects
Two homes in Lafayette were robbed early Saturday morning, and the similarities in each robbery have Lafayette Police wondering if the two incidents are related.
First, around 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Sunbeam Lane after the 6 victims told police that four black male suspects broke inside through a rear window with guns and knives. Lafayette Police spokesperson Corporal Paul Mouton says the suspects stole phones and money before getting away on foot.
No one was injured during the robbery.
That wasn't the case about an hour or two later as Lafayette Police responded to an apartment in the 900 block of Lamar Street. Cpl. Mouton says two of the victims in this incident were treated for their injuries at an area hospital.
In this case, four suspects wearing all black and bandanas on their faces broke into the apartment through the front door armed with pistols. Once inside, officers say the suspects hit the two people inside in the head and began searching the apartment.
When two residents of a neighboring apartment overheard the noise, officers say they went to investigate. That's when they were robbed of their money and cell phones.
Also stolen from the apartment was a pistol and electronic equipment. Then the suspects got away by unknown means.
If you have any information about either home invasion, you're asked to call Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.