Mar 1, 2014 5:20 PM by katc

Lafayette Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Lafayette Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. Police say it happened Friday night around 9:00 p.m. in the 300 block of Spruce Drive. The victim told police he was standing outside his apartment when a black male approached him and asked to use his cell phone. The victim told police he allowed the suspect to make a call, but the suspect put the phone in his pocket. The victim told police when he asked for his phone, the suspect showed a handgun. As the victim ran from the suspect, he told police 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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