Man recently released from prison robs victim at Broussard ATM

Posted at 12:09 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 13:09:57-04

A man who was recently released from prison allegedly robbed a person at a Broussard ATM on Saturday.

Officers with the Broussard Police Department were dispatched to Iberia Bank at 11:18 p.m. in reference to a possible armed robbery. The suspect approached the victim who was using the ATM and demanded $20, according to Chief Brannon Decou. The suspect threatened to shoot the victim, police say. The victim refused, and the suspect reached for the victim’s hand holding the cash. The suspect fled on foot after tearing a piece of the money. No gun was ever observed, he just stated he had one, added Decou.

Officers reviewed the video surveillance and identified the suspect as David Darokey, 47, of New Iberia.  Darokey was located and arrested.  Police say the suspect admitted to the robbery and was also in possession of crack-cocaine and a crack pipe at the time of the arrest.  

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, possession of schedule II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

David Darokey was just recently released from prison in February on parole for multiple prior drug and distribution charges, stated Chief Decou. His parole was scheduled to end in 2028.  Probation and Parole has been notified so they can place a detainer on him as well for the parole violation.