Lafayette police investigate two home invasions Saturday

Lafayette police are investigating two Saturday morning home invasions in which several people were robbed of money and other belongings at gunpoint.

Police do not believe the two incidents are connected, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a police spokesman — although police haven’t ruled out that possibility.

The first incident happened about 2 a.m. in the 400 block of Sunbeam Lane when four black men broke into the home through a rear window armed with guns and knives, Mouton said.

The men stole phones and money from the six people inside the home, Mouton said. Afterward, the robbers fled on foot.

No one was injured in the robbery.

About an hour and a half later, four men dressed in all black and armed with pistols entered an apartment in the 900 block of Lamar Street where two people were inside, Mouton said.

The intruders struck both people already inside the apartment in the head and began to search the residence. A pistol and some electronics were stolen from the apartment, Mouton said.

Hearing the commotion, two neighbors went over to the apartment and were robbed of their cell phones and money, Mouton said.

The four robbers fled the apartment by an unknown means.

The two people who were struck in the head were taken to a hospital and treated for their injuries, Mouton said.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call them or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-8477.