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Lafayette Police searching for carjacking suspect

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Lafayette Police are searching for a suspect who is behind a carjacking that occurred late Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a black male is responsible for the carjacking near Pinhook Road at the Evangeline Thruway.

The victim was not injured, police said.

The suspect, police said, abandoned the vehicle in a parking lot and fled on foot near Kaliste Saloom and Ambassador Caffery.

Police say when they searched the vehicle they found property from a separate residential burglary being investigated by Lafayette Police.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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