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For Immediate Release Contact: Lt. Matt Gard
January 16th, 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Police Arrest Robbery Suspect
On January 12th, 2020 at 11:38 pm the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery that took place in the 900 block of S 19th St. The victim reported that he had arranged to meet a person at this location to sell merchandise. The victim gave the merchandise to the suspect in exchange for money. After this took place the suspect pulled a handgun and brass knuckles and demanded money and other property from the victim. The victim refused and the suspect ran away on foot.
On Wednesday January 15th, 2020 at 11:16 pm, the Lafayette Police Department arrested Hector Casanova Jr (20) at 907 S 20th St, Lafayette, IN. Casanova was preliminarily charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery. Casanova also had a warrant out for his arrest through the Purdue University Police Department.
Lieutenant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.