3 gunmen sought in apartment holdup

LAFAYETTE — Four people were robbed inside an apartment Wednesday morning by three men armed with handguns, City Police said in a news release.

The aggravated burglary occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Dulles Drive, the release said.

The four victims told police that three black men knocked on the front door and then forced their way inside the apartment, the release said.

The burglars stole numerous phones and a small amount of cash, the release said.

All three were wearing dark clothing with bandanas covering their faces, the release said.

Police said no one was injured in the burglary.

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

Woman robbed outside her home

LAFAYETTE — A woman was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning while leaving her home in the 600 block of Orchid Drive, according to a Lafayette city police news release.

The robbery occurred about 5 a.m., the release said.

The woman told police that a black man armed with a handgun approached her and demanded money.

The man, described as being 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds, was wearing long pants and a dark-colored hooded jacket, the release said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Man held in injury to young grandson

NEW IBERIA — A 57-year-old New Iberia man faces a cruelty charge after authorities said he burned his grandson’s hand.

New Iberia Sheriff Louis Ackal said in a news release that his office received a call at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday in reference to the possible battery of a juvenile.

Ackal said the mother of the 7-year-old victim told deputies the victim’s grandfather, Daniel Joseph, burned her son’s hand.

Joseph was booked with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.