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Sep 24, 2012 6:44 PM by KATC

Similar bank robberies around Acadiana

There was a bank robbery in Broussard at the Regions Bank on Albertson's Parkway just after three this afternoon (September 24th).  The teller says the suspect was a white or light skinned black male in his fifties about six feet tall. He was heavy set, wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and a camo hat. He gave the teller a note saying he had a weapon but no weapon was produced; police say he left in a gold Ford F 250 with dark trim.

Broussard Robbery - Suspect's Truck    

If this sounds familiar there have been two other bank robberies in the past two weeks similar to the one today.

Lafayette Police say the suspect in their bank robbery on September 21st also drove a 2004-2008 F 250 Ford pick-up.  Last Friday, at approximately 4:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to an Armed Robbery at the Whitney Bank located 4524 Ambassador Caffery Parkway. The suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a demand note. The suspect claimed to be armed. The suspect fled the bank on foot, to a neighboring parking lot, where he left the scene in a Ford pick-up truck.

These pictures were just released within the hour police say it shows the suspect's vehicle in the parking lot next to the bank on Ambassador Caffery.


In Opelousas this is the man police say held up the Whitney Bank there with just a note on September 14th.

The Opelousas Police Department was notified by a Whitney Bank employee that they had been robbed, just after 5:00 pm. Officers say a white male entered the Whitney Bank on I-49 Service Rd near Creswell lane and produced a hand written note. Police say the note indicated that this was a robbery and that he had a gun, although the teller informed police that she did not see a gun. After being handed the cash, police say the suspect walked out of the bank. The suspect got away with approximately $4000.00 in cash.

Police have not yet said if all of these bank robberies are related.



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