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Investigation into service station burglary uncovers string of thefts

Investigation into service station burglary uncovers string of thefts

An investigation into a recent burglary at a Larose service station uncovered a string of thefts and led to multiple arrests.

Addy LeBouef, 29, of Larose, and Andrea Rios, 28, of Golden Meadow, each face charges in connection with the incidents.

On Friday, April 28, detectives began investigating a burglary at Jimmy’s Service Station in Larose where several items of value were stolen from the business.

LeBouef was developed as a suspect in the burglary, and detectives learned she cashed checks she had stolen during the burglary. Then, on May 1, detectives began assisting the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to a stolen golf cart. The owner of the golf cart discovered LeBouef had posted a photo of the golf cart on Facebook indicating it was for sale.

Through investigation, detectives learned LeBouef and Rios had acquired the golf cart and later sold it.

In an unrelated incident, detectives also learned LeBouef and Rios had been captured on surveillance video stealing a tilling machine from a Larose residence.

As the investigations continued, detectives developed LeBouef as a suspect in multiple instances of theft in the South Lafourche area in which several items were stolen including a generator, a tire, several gas cans, money boxes from a car wash and a church donation box, and food items from an outdoor refrigerator.

Detectives initially arrested Rios and LeBouef on May 3 and charged each with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Misdemeanor Theft at that time. Rios’ bond was set at $10,000.

As detectives continued their investigation into LeBouef over the next several days, she was additionally booked with two additional counts of Misdemeanor Theft and one count of Felony Theft, as well as Simple Burglary and four counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse. LeBouef’s bond is set at $95,000, and she is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Detectives say additional charges are likely as the investigations continue.

Sheriff Webre is asking anyone who may have been a recent victim of theft, especially in the Larose area, to contact the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to report it at (985) 532-2808 if you have not already done so.

Anyone who has recently reported a theft and has reason to believe one or both of these individuals may have been involved, please contact LPSO or the deputy investigating your case.