Lafourche Parish, Louisiana – A couple was robbed in Louisiana while viewing a mobile home advertised on social media.
Sheriff Craig Webre of Lafourche Parish has reported the arrest of one individual and the search for another in connection to a case where a couple was robbed at gunpoint in response to an ad on a social media site. Darius Walter, a 20-year-old from Thibodaux, Louisiana was apprehended following the occurrence. A search is currently ongoing for an additional suspect involved in the robbery.
On July 28, 2023, at 4:20 p.m., law enforcement officers in Thibodaux, Louisiana responded to a report of an armed theft. The investigation revealed that a couple had visited Lindsey Street in Thibodaux to inspect a mobile home being advertised for sale on Facebook.
Upon their arrival, a man welcomed them into the mobile home to look inside. However, another man, hidden behind a ski mask, proceeded to rob them at gunpoint in one of the bedrooms. He made off with a substantial amount of money and two mobile phones. Despite this frightening experience, the victims managed to escape the vicinity and seek help.
In the meantime, the deputies were informed about two individuals fitting the suspects’ description seen walking on Brule Guillot Road in Thibodaux. Upon their arrival, deputies apprehended one of the men. The suspect, identified as Darius Walter, was associated with the robbery. The deputies conducted a search of the nearby area but were unsuccessful in finding the second suspect.
Walter was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on charges of two counts of armed robbery involving a firearm. His bail amount has not been established yet.
The inquiry continues, and investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this event to share it confidentially via Bayou Region Crime Stoppers. You can either call them at 1-800-743-7433, visit their website at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or use the Bayou Tips app on mobile devices. A cash reward of up to $1,000 may be available to those whose tips lead to an arrest.
Sheriff Webre expressed gratitude to the Thibodaux Police Department and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for their help during the first response.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.