News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 3/1/2014 4:00 PM
Victim Robbed At Apartment Complex
Lafayette, LA – On February 28, 2014, at approximately 9:00 pm, Lafayette Police were called to the 300 block of Spruce Drive regarding an armed robbery.  The victim told officers he was standing outside of his apartment when a black male approached him and asked to use his cell phone.  The victim allowed the suspect to make a phone call, but the suspect placed the victim’s phone in his pocket.  When the victim requested his phone back, the suspect produced a handgun.  As the victim ran from the suspect he heard one gunshot.  The suspect was seen running away on Spruce Drive. The victim was not injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20’s wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and white stripped shorts.  Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the robbery to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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