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UPDATE: Police identify suspect in Lafayette package thefts

Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 15:22:01-05

UPDATE: Police say the suspect has been identified and that officers are applying for a warrant for his arrest.


The Lafayette Police Department is looking for a man believed to be responsible for several package thefts in the Lafayette area.

The suspect, according to police, was caught on surveillance cameras at a home in the 200 block of Aurore Avenue in Lafayette. The package theft occurred there on Friday, December 21 at around 1:30 pm. The homeowner says the suspect was driving a black Toyota (pictured below).

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Package theft suspects car courtesy Lafayette Police Department

Surveillance video from the home can be seen at the end of the article.

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Lafayette Package theft suspect courtesy Lafayette Police Department
Lafayette Package theft suspect
Lafayette Package theft suspect courtesy Lafayette Police Department

Lafayette Police say the suspect’s vehicle has been seen on other home surveillance devices in areas where packages have been reported stolen or missing. Police believe the suspect may be responsible for those thefts.

Anyone with information on the thefts or the suspect can contact the Lafayette Police Department at (337) 291-8600.