Homeless man suspected in Lafayette bank holdup

Detectives have identified a homeless man as the suspect in an unarmed bank robbery on Johnston Street last week, officials said.

Nikita Valdmire Eremine is wanted on one count of simple robbery after he allegedly walked into Teche Federal Savings and grabbed a handful of cash from an area where a teller was counting money, Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

Eremine might have hopped on a bus to Lake Charles after the robbery, Mouton said.

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