Lafayette Police search for suspects in 3 armed robberies

The following is a news release from the Lafayette Police Department:

Lafayette, LA – On March 29, 2012, at approximately 10:20 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 2200 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway regarding an armed robbery.  The victim, a 30 year old male, was sitting inside of his vehicle when a white male and white female approached him in a dark colored vehicle.  The male suspect, armed with a handgun, exited his vehicle and approached the victim.  The suspect demanded money from the victim, but the victim did not possess any money at the time.  The suspect then stole the victim's fast food located in the car and fled the area.  The victim was not injured during the incident

At approximately 10:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 4700 block of Johnston Street regarding a second armed robbery.  The victim, an 18 year old male on a bike, was approached by a white male and female in a dark colored vehicle on Birch Drive.  The suspects stopped the victim and the white female exited and engaged in a conversation with the victim.  The male suspect then exited the vehicle and approached the victim while pointed a handgun at him. The suspects stole electronics and money from the victim's possession and fled the area.  The victim was not injured during the incident.

At approximately 10:35 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 1200 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway regarding a third armed robbery.  Three female victims were in a vehicle on N. Grant Street at the railroad tracks when they were approached by a white male and female in a dark vehicle.  The male suspect requested to use one of the victim's phones.  The victim advised her phone was not working and began to raise the window on the door.  The suspect fired one shot into the window and fled the area.  The victims were not injured during the robbery.

The suspects are believed to be operating a dark blue small car, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier, with one off colored door.  The male suspect is believed to be in his late 20's or early 30's, thin build, short hair and wearing a t-shirt and jeans.  The female suspect is described as short with red dreadlocks, wearing blue jeans and a black tank top. Any one with information about the incidents or the identity of the suspects is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.