LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- The man police believe to be responsible for a string of carjackings and armed robberies as been arrested.

According to Cpl. Paul Mouton with the Lafayette Police Department, 40-year-old Dylan Alfred was arrested by in the parking lot of a business on Ridge Road.

Mouton says Alfred had just robbed another woman in the parking lot of a nail salon on Johnston Street. He approached the victim in a silver van, the same one stolen last week from a woman on Foreman Drive, asked her for the time, then knocked her down and stole her purse when she looked away.

Police spotted the van a short time later, Mouton says, and followed it into the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory on Ridge Road, where Alfred was arrested.

Mouton says additional charges beyond the two outstanding ones are pending against Alfred.