Lake Charles, LA –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle theft and theft of equipment that occurred during the early morning hours on Tuesday, March 9 in Sulphur.
During the investigation, detectives learned at approximately 12:40 a.m. several unknown suspects arrived at a local hotel on S. Cities Service Highway in Sulphur and stole a white GMC utility flatbed truck from the parking lot. Detectives reviewed video surveillance at the hotel which showed a blue, four-door, Ford pickup truck pull into the parking lot. Two suspects exited the truck, at which time they stole the GMC truck.
During the investigation it was also learned the stolen GMC truck was used at approximately 12:45 a.m. that same morning during the commission of a theft. The truck was used to drive through the fence of a business, also located on S. Cities Service Highway in Sulphur. The suspects then stole four welding machines along with tools from the business. The suspects returned at approximately 3:00 a.m. and attempted to steal an excavator, but were unsuccessful.
Later the same day deputies located the stolen truck, which had been abandoned, along with one of the welding machines in Vinton. Another one of the stolen welding machines was located on the shoulder of Beglis Parkway in Sulphur.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the thefts. If you have any information or can identify the suspects’ truck please call CPSO at 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.