Lafayette, LA – On January 30, 2014, at approximately 6:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 300 block of Birch Drive regarding an armed robbery. The victim reported that the suspect approached him in the parking lot and asked for a cigarette.
The suspect then produced a handgun and demanded the keys to the victim's vehicle. The suspect fled the scene in the victim's white 2003 Ford F150 2-door extended cab pickup with Louisiana license plate B773696. The victim, a 57 year old male, was not injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a short and stocky black male wearing a light blue jacket with a hood.
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.