Detectives believe the individuals who committed these burglaries also stole a vehicle from a driveway in the Emerald Creek Subdivision on March 20. That vehicle, which was recovered in Tangipahoa Parish the same day, had also been left unlocked with the keys inside. Detectives believe the burglaries were committed by the same three or four male subjects, all of which appear in video surveillance to be in their early 20’s.
“Vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity,” Sheriff Smith said. “No matter how quick of a trip you may be making or how safe your neighborhood is, it is imperative to always lock your vehicle doors and to never leave purses or valuables in plain sight.”
Anyone with information about these crimes or who believe they may be the victim of an unreported vehicle burglary, is asked to contact Detective Foltmer with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office by calling (985) 276-1330.