LPSO: Investigators seek to identify man wanted for multiple vehicle burglaries and attempted burglaries

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help to solve a series of vehicle burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred last month in Thibodaux.

In July 2020, several Thibodaux residents contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding overnight vehicle burglaries and attempted vehicle burglaries. Several vehicles in the area of Cane Break Drive and Millstone Drive were burglarized after being left unlocked. There were also several attempted burglaries caught on camera when the suspect lifted door handles on several vehicles. Items of value were stolen, including purses, cash, credit cards, jewelry, sunglasses and other items. Some of the stolen items were later found to have been discarded around the neighborhood.

Security cameras captured an unknown thin black male subject wearing dark-colored pants, a white tank top, and white covering over his head. Due to the lack of quality of the images, only one video is able to be released showing the man walking up to a locked vehicle, lifting the handle, and then walking away.

Anyone who can identify the suspect, or anyone with any knowledge of these crimes, is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile app. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

Sheriff Webre reminds vehicle owners to always lock unattended vehicles, especially overnight. Valuable items, including handguns, should also be removed and stored safely inside your home.

“Criminals are looking for easy targets and often attempt to burglarize many vehicles in one outing,” said Sheriff Webre. “It is extremely rare for a burglar to break a window or pry a door open to enter a vehicle unless they can clearly see something of value inside. By removing valuables and locking your vehicle, you dramatically decrease the chances your vehicle will be burglarized or stolen.”

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office continues to promote the “9 p.m. Routine” through its official social media outlets. Through this national awareness campaign, the “9 p.m. Routine” encourages citizens to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicles, and lock their home at or before 9 p.m. each night before going to bed.