LIVINGSTON PARISH (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) has confirmed that at least three vehicles have been burglarized on Monday, Dec. 28.
“It makes you feel kind of violated, someone going through your personal belongings,” said one woman who did not want her name made public.
Surveillance video of thieves pulling on door handles and rummaging through cars in the Audubon Village subdivision on the outskirts of Denham Springs.
“Firearms missing, change missing, just everything strung through, dug through, looked through, everyone down our street,” said the woman whose car was broken into.
Thieves struck around 10 cars in the area, all of them were unlocked. But the burglars were apparently looking for certain things.
“I ran out first to make sure that my MacBook was here, and I was like yay. And my husband was like no!! The guns, they’re gone,” said the woman.
Her family had two pistols stolen and a little bit of cash.
Just down the road from them on Eagle Crest Avenue, another similar situation with the thieves caught on camera going through even more cars.
“We noticed the truck was broken into, and then I start checking the car and the jeep and everything, and they were pretty much all broken into except for this red vehicle. And stuff just scattered and thrown all about,” said Pat Stubbs, whose car was broken into.
The thieves didn’t take her Ray-Ban sunglasses, instead just a pocket knife she thinks.
“They were here 3 to 5 minutes that’s it, they were here, and they were gone that was it. They weren’t wasting time. They were coming in, anything opportunity wise, pick it up, and leave with it,” said Sam Stubbs.
As of now, there are no signs of forced entry into any of these cars.
“It’s such an old subdivision we all know each other. So for a stranger to be in here, it feels kind of strange, I don’t like it,” said the first woman.
Below is the information from LPSO:
The LPSO Armed Robbery & Burglary Division responded to Audubon Village Subdivision located in Denham Springs near Dunn Road. on Monday following multiple reports of vehicle burglaries.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, “Between 2 a.m. & 6 a.m. this morning, two unidentified suspects pulled on multiple vehicle door handles in and around the area. At this time, we can confirm 10 vehicle burglaries. During our investigation, we have confirmed 2 firearms, coins, a wallet & a flashlight to have been taken. All vehicles appear to have been left unlocked. There are no signs of forced entry at this time. This investigation continues.”
Our LPSO experts suggest the following safety measures for all Livingston Parish citizens:
- Lock your vehicles
- Remove/secure all valuables
- If your home is equipped with motion lights, make sure they are in working order and pointed in the direction of your vehicles
- If you have surveillance video equipment, make sure it’s set to record movement and that it’s pointed in the direction of your vehicles
- Report any suspicious activity to LPSO at (225) 686-2241 ext. 1
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call us at 225-686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).
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