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Police Respond to a Simple Robbery in Progress


December 13, 2022

Police Respond to a Simple Robbery in Progress

Lafayette, LA – At around 1:35 pm officers with Lafayette Police Department responded to a convenience store located in the 1600 block of Eraste Landry Road in reference to a suspect attempting to remove an undisclosed amount of money from the register.

According to employees the suspect entered the store, went behind the counter and began taking money out of the register.  When the suspect was observed removing the money he immediately tried to leave the premises.  The suspect was held down by employees and the door locked preventing him from leaving until officers’ arrival.

The suspect, James Bearb Jr. 40 of Lafayette, LA was arrested on one count of simple robbery and one count of simple battery. 

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