Lafayette Man Charged With Armed Robbery of Cecilia Business (Updated)
UPDATE (September 29): Investigators say 32-year-old Marcus Sassau of Lafayette was arrested on September 28 and charged with the following:
- 1 count-LA R.S. 14:64-Armed Robbery
- 1 count-LA R.S. 40:966A1-Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Narcotics
- 1 count-LA R.S. 40:967A1-Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Narcotics
- 1 count-LA R.S. 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- 1 count-LA R.S. 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Sassau has been booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center with a bond set at $250,500.00.
ORIGINAL STORY (September 28): A suspect described as being a heavyset black male or female, approximately 5'7" to 6'0," went into a business on Sunday afternoon and robbed a business in the 2300 block of Cecilia Senior High School Highway.
According to a press release from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, the call came in around 2:20 p.m. after the armed suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the business before getting away in a light-colored sedan in an unknown direction.
If you have any information about the suspect's identity, please contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337)394-3071, or St. Martin Crime Stoppers by calling 337-441-3030, or report it via the P3 Tips App. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.