UPDATE (Saturday, March 13): 41-year-old Frank Robertson of Lafayette is the second suspect arrested in the armed robberies that happened Thursday night near the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Creswell Lane in Opelousas.

According to a press release from Opelousas Police, Robertson was captured on Sampson Street in Lafayette, with help from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. He faces three counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number.

Robertson is being booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.


Opelousas Police Department
Opelousas Police Department

UPDATE (Friday, March 12): One suspect wanted in connection with an Opelousas armed robbery is now in custody.

Opelousas police say the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office helped them arrest Kayvyon Sapp. According to OPD officials, Lafayette deputies found Sapp at a home on Vermilion Street in Lafayette and took him into custody.

Sapp is accused of robbing three people in the Walmart parking lot Thursday night. He is facing three counts of armed robbery. Opelousas police say more charges are pending.


Original Story (Thursday, March 11): A suspect is considered armed and dangerous after several people were robbed on Thursday night near the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Creswell Lane in Opelousas.

According to a press release, Opelousas Police Department spokesman Major Mark Guidry says the incidents happened just after 7 PM. The suspect was seen leaving the area driving a gold Buick with damage on the driver's side fender and a temporary license plate.

Also, Major Guidry says they are looking for a second suspect who was involved as well.

Opelousas Police urge anyone with any information related to these robberies or information related to the pictured persons or vehicle to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, crimetips@opelousaspd.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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