LAFAYETTE, LA — The Lafayette Police Department is currently working two separate armed robbery cases that happened on the same day.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the first incident, which happened at 1010 North University Avenue. The suspect, a black male approximately 20 years of age wearing a white muscle shirt and shorts, entered the business armed with a pistol. The suspect pointed the pistol at the two victims in the store and demanded money. The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene.
The second incident occurred in the 100 block of Delahoussaye Drive when the suspect approached the victim, as he walked on the street. The suspect exited a vehicle and demanded money from the victim at knife point. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and fled the area in a black newer model Toyota 4-door vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male with long braids and a light complexion.
There were no injuries reported at either robbery. Investigators do not believe the two robberies are connected at this time.
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking anyone with information about the two robberies to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.