Dec 13, 2012 12:28 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects involved in two overnight home invasions. "Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office believe the suspects in the two home invasions are possibly the same," spokesperson Capt. Ryan Turner said. They both happened in New Iberia with the first one happening around 12:30 a.m. in the 100 Block of Reynolds St., and the second one happened less than hour later around 1:17 a.m. in the 600 block of Myrtis St. In both cases, men forced their way into the homes, held women at gunpoint and stole money and electronics. The 27-year-old woman was inside the first home, and a 28-year-old woman was inside the second home.
Three black men are suspects in the break-in at the home on Reynolds St. "The suspects are described as three black males, one wearing a red jacket with unknown type of logos on the jacket. The second suspect was described as wearing a black jacket and was armed with a handgun," Turner said. Four black men are suspects in the second home invasion. "One wearing a black jacket with logos and had a white bandanna covering his face. The second suspect had on a red jacket and black bandanna also covering his face," Turner said.
Investigators have identified persons of interest and ask anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 337-369-3711.