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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest for Vehicle Burglaries

DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest for Vehicle Burglaries

DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a Raceland man for vehicle burglaries in the Raceland area in April 2019. Tyrese Thomas, 20, faces multiple counts of burglary and attempted burglary.

On the morning of April 25, 2019, several vehicles were reported to have burglarized overnight in the area of LA Highway 653 in Raceland. Several items of value were stolen during the burglaries. Deputies responded to each burglary and investigated. DNA evidence was collected and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for processing.

Detectives received results of the DNA testing which identified Tyrese Thomas as the suspect. On September 3, 2019, detectives made contact with Thomas and he admitted to his involvement in several vehicle burglaries.

Thomas was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with six counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Attempted Simple Burglary. He was released on September 4 after posting $35,000 bail.

These burglaries remain under investigation as detectives believe Thomas did not act alone. Anyone with additional information on other possible suspects in these crimes is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.