An Iberia Parish man was arrested early Sunday morning after Broussard Police say he tried to rob someone of $20 at an ATM.
David Darokey, 47, of New Iberia was arrested at a relative’s house without incident after he confessed to the crime. Police say Darokey was also in possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe at the time of the arrest.
Officers with the Broussard Police Department were dispatched to Iberia Bank in the 1100 block of E. Main Street around 11:20 Saturday night. The officers were told that Darokey approached the victim while they were using the ATM. The victim said he demanded $20 in cash and threatened to shoot the victim.
When the victim refused, police say Darokey reached for the cash in the victim’s hand. According to police, Darokey fled on foot after tearing a piece of US currency.
Police say no gun was ever observed, although Darokey stated he had one.
Officers identified Darokey after canvassing and reviewing video surveillance.
Darokey was arrested and booked into LPCC on charges of first-degree robbery, possession of Schedule II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to police, he was just recently released from prison in February on parole for multiple prior drug and distribution charges. His parole was scheduled to end in 2028.