Dec 13, 2012 2:52 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Police looking for suspect in armed robberies, car thefts

Lafayette police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for two armed robberies and car thefts. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man brandished a gun at a woman who was walking to her vehicle then stole her vehicle. Police found the vehicle abandoned in the 900 block of Voorhies and Delord Streets.

Police believe the same man robbed and stole another woman's vehicle when she left a downtown restaurant in the 300 block of Vermilion St. in Lafayette on Monday Dec. 10. That vehicle was found abandoned on 9th Street. No one was injured in either incident.

The suspect is a bald, black man with a thin mustache. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt when he robbed the woman behind the Johnston Street business. He's about 5' 8" - 5' 10" tall and weighs about 175 pounds. If anyone has information to share with police, call 291-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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