Lake Charles –
During the early morning hours on Tuesday, June 5, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) responded to numerous vehicle burglaries of mostly unlocked vehicles in the area of Garland Drive and Leon Drive in Lake Charles.
During the investigation detectives reviewed video surveillance from the area which showed several individuals checking vehicles in the parking lot to see if they are unlocked. Detectives also observed an older 4 door car, dark in color, that they believe may be involved in the burglaries. The suspects stole a gun, as well as, several credit cards, phones, I-pads, and an undetermined amount of money from inside the vehicles.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding the burglaries or the identity of the suspects to contact the lead VCIU Detective Hollan Dyer at 602-6836. "It is important to remember to lock our vehicles," stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. "It is also just as important to make sure we don't leave any valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. You don't want to make yourself or your family an easy target."
VCIU detectives responded to several more vehicle burglaries on Garland Drive on June 9. We have attached a photo of the suspect vehicle.