Charenton Vehicle Theft, Burglaries Prompt Search For Suspects
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in the Charenton area.
Sheriff's spokesperson Traci Landry reported one suspect was captured on surveillance video attempting to steal a vehicle following reports of other vehicles being stolen.
Landry said the sheriff's office received complaints of vehicle burglaries and theft of a truck from residences in Charenton last weekend.
Detectives collected video surveillance showing a suspect car and the stolen truck travelling through the area. In one of the videos, a suspect can be seen pulling on the door handle of a vehicle. The suspect finds the vehicle locked and then leaves the area with the second suspect following in the stolen truck.
The truck was recovered in Iberia Parish and has been returned to the owner. Detectives have collected evidence in the crimes.
Anyone who believes they may have information on the crimes are urges to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 828-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.