DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives identified two juveniles in a car burglary after posting a video on social media and have posted more photos.
The Sheriff’s Office credited the public’s help in identifying what it called “summertime bandits” targeting unlocked vehicles.
“Thanks to you, our detectives have more to work with ... but, your help is still needed,” its Facebook page post said.
Five images were posted of car burglars and possibly their cars after they targeted unlocked vehicles along Dunn Road.
“We know they are targeting unlocked vehicles,” Sheriff Jason Ard said. “They are taking anything and everything they can get their hands on.
“Make a habit of taking your valuables inside with you and locking your vehicles,” he said.
Detectives, working from home surveillance cameras, believe the bandits are driving a small, white Toyota truck or Ford Ranger and possibly an older model Grand Prix.
The burglars are making rounds between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. while wearing gloves, according to detectives.
“They don’t care who you are or what you’re going through,” Ard said, “They are simply checking for easy access to free stuff. So, lock it up, Livingston Parish.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call (225) 686-2241 ext. 1 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).
Kevin Fambrough is a reporter at the Livingston Parish News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow him on Twitter at @fambroughkevin.