Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced that the Thibodaux Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened Thursday shortly before midnight.
On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at approximately 11:39 p.m., the Thibodaux Police Department responded to a report of several shots being fired in the 300 block of North Canal Bouleavrd. When police arrived, they discovered that an armed robbery had occurred where the suspects discharged gunfire, striking one victim and several vehicles.
The investigation revealed that three unknown black male suspects unlawfully entered an unlocked apartment, at which time the suspects initiated an armed robbery on the tenants and several other visitors inside the apartment. The robbery led to a physical tussle between one of the victims and one the suspects. During the tussle, the suspect shot the victim in the arm, before the three suspects entered a vehicle in attempt to flee. While fleeing the scene, the suspects opened fired multiple times in the direction of the apartment, striking the apartment and four vehicles in the parking lot.
The victim was treated at local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later released. Thibodaux Police Detectives processed the scene for evidentiary purposes and the investigation is ongoing. Thibodaux Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has been working diligently, following every lead necessary to apprehend any and all responsible parties involved. The victim’s identity and a suspected motive will not be released at this time, in attempt to protect the integrity of the investigation.
Chief Zeringue would like to assure our community partners that the safety of all citizens is our number one priority. As more information becomes available, we will update the public accordingly.
If you have any information regarding this incident or suspects, please submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. If you submit a tip through Crime Stoppers, tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.