Masked gunman holds up Lafayette credit union

A masked gunman held up a credit union on West Willow Street just before lunch Tuesday then fled north on foot into a wooded area, Lafayette police said.

The robbery occurred at around 11 a.m. at Section 705 Federal Credit Union when a robber took out a handgun and demanded money from a teller.

Cpl. Paul Mouton said there were no injuries in the incident.

Detectives located some of the man’s clothing in the wooded area and were searching that area Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the man wore light colored trousers, a gray jacket and a yellow and black mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lafayette police or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.