A Lafayette woman is grateful to be alive after being held at gunpoint.
Three armed robberies in the past four days. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man pulled a gun on a woman who was... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly committing more than six armed robberies between mid-January and early February. A police spokesman tells The Advocate Dave Brown Jr. was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on six counts of armed robbery and one count... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man who robbed and severely beat two men last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Bryan Keith Pyle received two consecutive 10-year terms for his guilty pleas to two counts of second-degree robbery. He also was ordered Thursday to... more »
David W. Welker, Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division of the FBI announced a reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a serial bank robber dubbed the "Bayou Bandit". The FBI and local... more »
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred 30 minutes apart near McKinley Street during the early morning hours of August 19, 2010. At approximately 2:06 am, a female victim (18) was walking in the 200 block of Brainard Avenue when she was approached by a black male.... more »
The Crowley Police Department and the Rayne Police Department are conducting investigations into 2 separate bank robberies which occurred within 45 minutes of each other. The First National Bank in Crowley was robbed at 9:37 am and the Rayne State Bank was Robbed shortly thereafter. The suspect is described as... more »
Police Investigate Two Robberies Minutes Apart Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are investigating two robberies that occurred on March 24, 2010, at approximately 8:40 pm, just minutes apart. The first incident occurred near the intersection of Stevenson and Taft Street. The victim, a 20 year old female of Lafayette,... more »
A St. Martinville man is jailed for two Acadiana robberies. They happened at Durand's Deli and Casino and Popee's in St. Martinville earlier this month. 31-year old William Batiste is also tied to robberies in New Iberia and Lafayette at a Circle-K.
Batiste is in the St. Martin Parish... more »