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Car Jacking Suspect Arrested

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Lafayette Police say at about 9:20 am Wednesday they responded to a purse snatching in a parking lot in the 4500 block of Johnston Street.  According to the victim, she had parked her vehicle and was exiting when a man approached her asking for the "time."

Police say when the victim looked down, the suspect grabbed her purse and pushed her to the ground. The suspect then climbed into a silver van and fled the area.  Corporal Paul Mouton says the victim received minor injuries.

Later, the suspect was observed operating the van in the area of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Ridge Road.  Police say they pursued the suspect for a short time until the van stopped in the 1000 block of Ridge Road. 

Mouton says the suspect, who was later identified as Dylan Alfred, was taken into custody without incident.  Mouton adds that the van Alfred was operating was found to be the stolen vehicle from the incident on Foreman Drive.

Detectives have charged Dylan Alfred with 4 counts of Armed Robbery, 1 count of Purse Snatching, and 1 count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. Alfred was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Police say the case remains under investigation.

Mouton says Alfred is wanted on a warrant for Attempted Simple Robbery. Police report that the warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Saturday, December 15 on the camps of UL Lafayette.


 

UPDATE II: Suspect Charged in Armed Robberies

Lafayette, LA – Detectives have charged Dylan Alfred with 4 counts of Armed Robbery, 1 count of Purse Snatching, and 1 count of illegal Possession of Stolen Things.  Alfred was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.  The case remains under investigation.

 

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Purse Snatching
Original Release: December 19, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

Lafayette, LA – On December 19, 2012, at approximately 9:20 am, Lafayette Police responded to a parking lot in the 4500 block of Johnston Street regarding a purse snatching incident.  According to the victim, she had parked her vehicle and was exiting when a black male approached her asking for the "time".  When the victim looked down, the suspect grabbed her purse and pushed her to the ground. The suspect then climbed into a silver van and fled the area.  The victim received minor injuries.

At approximately 11:00 am, the suspect was observed operating the van in the area of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Ridge Road.  Police pursued the suspect for a short time until the van stopped in the 1000 block of Ridge Road.  The suspect, who was later identified as Dylan Alfred, was taken into custody without incident.  The van Alfred was operating was found to be the stolen vehicle from the incident on Foreman Drive.

Alfred was transported to the Lafayette Police Department and is currently being interviewed by detectives.  The investigation remains ongoing.

 


 

Car Jackings Investigation Update

Four carjacking's in one week and in each instance it's been a male armed with a pistol targeting female motorists. So far no arrest have been made, however detectives with the Lafayette police department and ULL police department are looking for a person of interest. 

Forty year old Dylan Alfred, who is believed to be homeless, is wanted by both departments on separate warrants. ULL police are looking for Alfred on simple burglary charge. Police say Alfred held a student at gunpoint and demanded her car keys. Before Alfred got them, the student sprang into action and pushed the Code Blue campus emergency button. That alerted police and Alfred ran off. The student was unhurt.

According to LPD, 15 minutes later another carjacking took place on Johnston Street. The LPD thinks Alfred is connected to all four carjacking's and would like to speak with him. They also have an arrest warrant for an outstanding charge for burglary.  If you have any information about Dylan Alfred's whereabouts, call 232 tips, ULL campus or Lafayette police departments.

 


 

Victim's Vehicle Taken at Gunpoint

Lafayette, LA—On Saturday, December 15, 2012, at approximately 5:15 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a private lot within the 2300 block of Johnston Street regarding an armed robbery. The female victim advised officers she was walking to her 2004 Hyundia Elantra , when she was approached by a black male suspect with a handgun. The suspect demanded her purse, keys and phone. The suspect then fled the area in the victim's vehicle on Johnston Street, traveling towards University Avenue. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The vehicle was later located by police near the intersection of University Avenue and Cameron Street. The case remains under investigation.


Suspect Sought in Multiple Robberies

Lafayette Police are seeking the suspect(s) responsible for three separate robberies where female victims were approached and their vehicles stolen at gunpoint.

In the past four days, there have been three armed robberies in Lafayette Parish. Police say the victims were all female and held at gunpoint.

"The individual approached the female victim that was walking to her car, brandished a firearm, demanded keys and fled the area in the car," said Corporal Paul Mouton.

The first incident happened Monday at 2:30pm, outside a business in the 300 block of Vermilion Street. The second was on Wednesday, at 11:15 am in the 1000 block of Foreman Drive. And the third robbery happened Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Johnston Street. Police do believe the first robbery and the second were committed by the same person.

And that suspect is believed to be a black male, between 5'8" and 5'10", around 175 pounds, with a thin mustache. The suspect in the Foreman Drive robbery is described as a black male wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt.

"In two cases, the first and last, where the vehicles were found a short time later, vehicles were just abandoned, unoccupied around particular areas of town," said Mouton. "Nothing was taken from vehicle, it was in working order."

The van in the second robbery has still not been found. Luckily, none of the three victims were injured during the incident. Mouton says since none of the vehicles were stripped, it's unclear exactly what the suspect was after.

"It's hard to say. It could be something as simple as trying to get from point A to point B," said Mouton. "They could have been using the vehicle to transport something or get out of the area immediately."

Caroline Balchunas

 


Suspect Sought in Multiple Robberies

Lafayette, LA—The first incident occurred on Monday, December 10, 2012 at approximately 2:30 pm, outside of a business in the 300 block of East Vermilion Street. The victim exited a business and was approached by the suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect demanded the victim's keys to her vehicle and fled the area in the victim's vehicle. The vehicle was located a short time later on Ninth Street in Lafayette, unoccupied. The second incident occurred on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at approximately 11:15 am, in the 1000 block of Foreman Drive. The suspect approached the victim with a handgun as she unloaded her vehicle and demanded the keys to her van. The suspect fled the area in the van towards West Congress Street. The third incident occurred today, at 11:50 am, in the 2000 block of Johnston Street. The female victim was in a parking lot, when the suspect approached her with a handgun. The suspect demanded the keys to her 2008 Honda Fit and fled the area. The vehicle was located at 12:26 pm, in the 900 block of Voohries unoccupied.

The suspect in the first and third robberies is described as a black male, 5'8" – 5'10" tall, approximately 175 pounds, with a thin mustache. The suspect in the second robbery was described as a black male wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt. None of the three victims were injured during the incident. Detectives strongly believe the Vermilion Street and Johnston Street Robberies were committed by the same suspect. Evidence is still being examined in the Foreman Drive Robbery.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robberies or the identity of the suspects to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS. 
                                                                                                                                      

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