BROUSSARD, LA – The Broussard Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress at a residence on 3rd Street in Broussard on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at approximately 9 P.M.
According to officials, a suspect-vehicle description was given of a grey Audi-4 door car and within minutes, officers were able to intercept the vehicle fleeing the area of the crime. The vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of S. Morgan Ave and contained five suspects that also matched the clothing and physical description.
The investigation revealed that two juvenile victim/suspects were attempting to sell stolen firearms via a social media app. The ‘buyers’ (the five suspects in the Audi) arrived to purchase the weapon where upon three subjects exited the Audi and pulled semi-automatic handguns from their waistbands, on the victims, committing an armed robbery. The three robbed the two juveniles, taking two additional guns.
A search warrant was conducted on the Audi which produced a total of five semi-automatic handguns, three of which were reported stolen, including one that they obtained from the victims in the robbery. One was reported stolen out of Youngsville, one out of Lafayette parish and one out of Mississippi.
Confessions were obtained leading to the arrest of the following and what they were charged with:
Xzabua Arceneaux ( 18 YOA from Duson) – Armed Robbery, 3-counts of Possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Tyjous Faulk ( 18 YOA from Scott) – Armed Robbery, 3-counts of Possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Trevor Kaigler Jr (19 YOA from Maurice) – Armed Robbery, 3-counts of Possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Juvenile Suspect #1 (from Lafayette)- Armed Robbery, 3-counts of Possession of a stolen firearm and violation of COVID-19 Parishwide Curfew
Juvenile Suspect #2 (from Rayne) – Armed Robbery, 3-counts of Possession of a stolen firearm and violation of COVID-19 Parishwide Curfew
Juvenile Victim/Suspect #3 – Illegal possession of stolen firearms
Juvenile Victim/Suspect #4 – Illegal possession of stolen firearms
Additional Curfew Enforcement Arrests:
While working this incident, officers with Broussard Police also located two additional juveniles out after curfew—unrelated to the armed robbery. They ran when they saw the marked patrol unit driving past them on Loul Street. Officers caught them a couple streets over on Knight Street as they were hiding behind some bushes. They were then taken into custody and arrested for the curfew violation.
Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou is taking a strong stance against curfew violations and is doing his part to keep the citizens of this community safe during these trying times.