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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that on December 26, 2014 at approximately 8:21 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery near the 1200 Block of Eden Street, New Iberia.Once deputies arrived they learned that a female victim, age 67, was walking along the side walk with her husband when they were approached by a black male armed with a handgun. According to the victim the suspect took her purse and then fled the area in a brown Toyota Camry or Avalon.The victim also advised that the suspect fired the handgun two or three times into the air before getting into his vehicle.No injuries were reported.

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Officer Bureau of Investigations are currently investigating the incident and are asking if anyone has information involving the incident to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.