UPDATE: Two Suspects Now Sought for Shoplifting Over $5,000 in Merchandise
A second suspect is now being sought in a department store theft which occurred earlier this month in which over $5,000 in merchandise was stolen. Detectives are now seeking a female and a male suspect in the case, and a reward is being offered for information leading to any arrests.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on October 8, 2018, deputies responded to a theft complaint at the Walmart Supercenter located at 16759 Highway 3235 in Cut Off. Upon reviewing surveillance footage, deputies learned that on October 6, a woman had attempted to pay for over $5,000 of merchandise and a $300 gift card using a credit card which was denied. At one point, she distracted the cashier and left the store with the merchandise without paying for it. Deputies have also learned the woman later returned the merchandise to stores and attempted to use the gift card, all at stores in the Baton Rouge area.
Upon further investigation, detectives discovered a second suspect – a male subject – was with the woman at the time of the theft. He entered and exited the store separately from her. They were traveling in a dark-colored sedan.
Anyone who can identify either of the suspects, or anyone who may have any other information on this case, is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. 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.
Posted on Tue, October 23, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette