Lafayette, LA—On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at approximately 11:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Foreman Drive regarding an armed robbery. The victim advised officers she was unloading articles from her silver 2006 Dodge Caravan, when she was approached by a black male wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the keys to the van. Before the suspect drove away he stole the victim's purse. The suspect was last seen operating the van in the direction of West Congress Street.
The van's license plate is Louisiana handicap tag H224033. The victim was not injured during the encounter.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.