Investigators seeking suspect for use of stolen debit card
A reward is being offered to help identify a suspect who used a debit card at a Raceland department store shortly after it was stolen from a vehicle parked in Lockport.
On Sunday, December 20, officers with the Lockport Police Department responded to the 100 block of Barrilleaux Street in reference to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned a woman’s wallet had been stolen from her vehicle parked along the street. The wallet was stolen out of the vehicle sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. that morning, and it was later discovered that the perpetrator emptied cash and credit cards out of the wallet before discarding it in a nearby trash receptacle.
The victim contacted her bank to deactivate the cards, but she learned the debit card had already been used at Raceland department store to make a purchase of around $54. Deputies with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate.
Through the use of surveillance cameras, deputies were able to obtain a photo of the suspect who utilized the card to make a purchase.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org
Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Posted on Wed, December 30, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette