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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Lafayette Police Asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Robbery Suspect

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                       Contact: Lt.. Matt Gard           

  July 17th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                  mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (765) 807-1223


Lafayette Police Asking for Help Locating Suspect

On June 22nd, 2019 at 2:13am, the Lafayette Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 600 block of North St.  A 25 year old female was walking home from work when a male walked up to her from behind and attempted to steal her purse.  The male was not successful and ran when a neighbor intervened.  The suspect was described as a white male, 35 – 40 years of age, 5’3” to 5’7” tall and weighing between 220 to 240 pounds.  The male was also described as balding with a scruffy beard. 

An image of the male was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.  If anyone recognizes the male or has any information on the event, they are asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200, or through the anonymous WeTIP hotline at 800-78-CRIME. 


Thank You,

Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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