Suspect Sought in Robbery of Juvenile Victim

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 5:26pm

A 19-year-old suspect is wanted for the robbery of a juvenile victim in Lafayette.

Police responded to an armed robbery in the 1200 block of Moss Street on Dec. 5 at about 4:45 p.m.

The male victim left a local business and encountered the suspect near the 100 block of Mabel Street.

The suspect allegedly produced a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim struggled with the suspect, and the suspect fled the area.

The victim received minor injuries from the struggle.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Shaquille Batiste, 19, of Lafayette.

Batiste is wanted for Simple Battery and Armed Robbery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaquille Batiste should call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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