Dec 27, 2012 5:48 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Two robberies at Lafayette car wash

Two robberies happened in two days at the same carwash at 100 Tuerlings Drive in Lafayette. Wednesday's robbery happened when two men approached a man who was washing his car. One of the suspects, a passenger in the car, asked for spare change then pulled out a gun when the victim told him he had none. The suspect pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the man empty his pockets. The suspects got away with cash and personal checks. They are described as two black men driving in a newer model red sedan.

Today, a deputy patrolling the area saw a man running from a vehicle and carrying a bag and heard an elderly woman say, "he took my purse."  The deputy tried to cut the suspect off near a tree line, but the suspect jumped a fence. Deputies surrounded the area but didn't find the purse snatcher. He dropped the purse near the fence and it was returned to the woman. The man is described as a slim, black man wearing a light, solid colored hoodie with denim shorts.Both incidents happened during the day, and based on descriptions of the suspects, deputies don't think they're related, Captain Kip Judice said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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