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Two arrested for stealing firearms from Raceland residence

Two arrested for stealing firearms from Raceland residence

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Austin Tardo, 19, of Thibodaux and Josie Foret, 26, of Raceland for stealing firearms from a residence.

On Thursday, January 7, deputies responded to a theft complaint at a Raceland residence. The victim discovered firearms, cash and other items were missing from the residence. Through investigation, deputies learned a Josie Foret was spotted near the residence recently along with an unknown male subject. Foret, with whom the victim is familiar, had a key to the residence, but she had not been there in some time to the victim’s knowledge. Deputies obtained a description of the vehicle in which Foret was traveling and began searching for the vehicle.

Deputies with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and identified the driver as Austin Tardo who, deputies learned, had been traveling with Foret near the victim’s residence. Deputies discovered Tardo was in possession of a holster which matched the description of one of the items stolen from the residence. Deputies later made contact with Foret, and both Foret and Tardo were questioned as part of the investigation. Foret admitted to her involvement, having stolen firearms from the residence on two separate occasions. Deputies also learned Tardo was allegedly involved in both incidents.

Both were placed under arrest for two counts of felony theft of a firearm and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Foret’s bond was set at $10,000, while Tardo’s bond was set at $25,000.