Lafayette experiences an increase in armed robberies - KLFY News 10

Lafayette experiences an increase in armed robberies

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The Hub City has seen an uptick in armed robberies, which Lafayette Police say began on November 8.

Lafayette police spokesman, Cpl. Paul Mouton, says the latest figures are as follows:


Armed Robberies

Banks – 2

Apartment Complex – 3

Sandwich Shop – 1

Bar – 1

Street – 1

Convenience Stores – 10

 

Simple Robberies (without a weapon)

Bank – 1

Convenience Store – 1

 "They're going in. They're producing the handgun. They're demanding the cash and fleeing the store. In most cases they're actually in and out of the business, whether it's a bank or a convenience store, in a matter of thirty seconds," says Mouton.

Mouton says Lafayette Police have good reason to believe the same armed robbers have been boosting those crime statistics over the last month and good reason to believe these aren't first-time criminals.

"These are obviously people who have committed crimes before, and so for that reason we'll go back and look based on the description and information we have on other suspects that have committed these same types of crimes," says Mouton.

Still, Mouton says, identifying the robbers is proving extremely difficult.

"In a majority of the case their faces are covered, whether it's a piece of clothing or a t-shirt or they're wearing a mask," says Mouton.

But, Mouton says, customers could play a big role in ending this latest crime spree, while protecting themselves from falling victim.

"When customers or residents are traveling in and around convenience stores, just lean over and check on them," says Mouton.

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