Information from investigators indicate that the victim was actually sitting in her vehicle when the suspect opened her door and pointed a handgun at her. Suspect is a white male in his mid-40's, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots, black sunglasses with black/gray spiky hair and a short beard. The investigation remains ongoing.
Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police are investigating a sexual assault in the Dillard's parking lot. Police tell us the female victim told officers she was standing outside of her vehicle when the suspect approached her with a handgun. The victim says she was forced back into her SUV, at which time she was sexually assaulted. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots.
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the incident or information on the suspect to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.