Detectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for Rickie John Richard after he allegedly stole a bulldozer from a job site worth $150,000.00.

The bulldozer has been recovered but Richard is still on the loose.

Authorities say tracks led from the job site near Chanteberry Road all the way to the 300 block of Chataignier Road in Ville Platte. The top of the bulldozer could be seen behind some hay bales located in the back of the property.

The land owner told deputies that Richard, his roommate/former brother-in-law, had brought the bulldozer to the property. He told authorities that he didn't realize it had been stolen and was cooperative with Evangeline Parish deputies.

The case is still under investigation. If you know the whereabouts of Rickie John Richard white/male age 49 please call crime stoppers at 948-8477 (TIPS).