Lafayette Police Arrest Suspect During Bank Robbery In Progress
Lafayette, LA – At approximately 9:18 A.M., the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Chase Bank located in the 3900 block of West Congress Street in Lafayette, Louisiana. Before this incident, Lafayette Police Officers had responded to several calls in the area regarding a suspicious male walking into other banks, wearing a mask and gloves.
The male suspect entered Chase Bank and presented a note requesting money from the bank employee, threatening violence if refused. The male was then provided with an undetermined amount of currency and fled from the bank.
Upon officers arriving on scene, a male suspect matching the description of the suspicious person from the previous incidents was observed fleeing from the bank on foot. After a brief foot chase, Lafayette Police Officers were able to apprehend the suspect and place him under arrest.
The suspect has been identified as Patrick Callahan, thirty-nine, of Lafayette. Callahan has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for one count of First Degree Robbery and an outstanding arrest warrant.