Sheriff’s Office asks public to help stop rash of car burglaries in Destrehan

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is enlisting you to help identify two individuals responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in the Destrehan area, via the Crime Stoppers program.

On Dec. 27, several unlocked vehicles in the Destrehan area were broken into, the burglaries taking place around the Ormond community.  Burglars lifted a firearm, cash and a vehicle in which a spare set of keys were left.

“While investigating the incident, officers obtained video surveillance which shows two male subjects walking across the porch of a home in the Ormond area,” St. Charles Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes said. “It’s not great video quality, but you can see enough features and details on the video to where someone could possibly see it and help us identify the suspects.”

One of the subjects in the video appears to be holding a small pistol, Yoes pointed out, noting it was possibly the weapon stolen from one of the unlocked vehicles.

Yoes said it is likely the burglars will resurface.

“The problem with car burglaries is it’s never just one,” Yoes said. “They don’t randomly pick one car, they go around and hit a number of them at once. It so happened, this time, that they came across a home and were caught on camera by the homeowners’ security camera.

“Car burglars generally don’t just do it once. It’s just a matter of time until we catch them.”

Yoes advised St. Charles citizens to make sure their cars are locked.

The video can be viewed online at vimeo.com/155158673.

Anyone with information that could help identify the subjects shown in the video is asked by the Sheriff’s Office to contact Detective Tommy Plaisance at (985)783-1135 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Those providing information may be eligible for a cash reward.

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