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Fountain thieves strike in neighborhood too

2 years 6 months 5 days ago November 20, 2014 Nov 20, 2014 Thursday, November 20 2014 November 20, 2014 8:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A thief might be on a crime-spree in Baton Rouge.

At least one person seen on multiple surveillance videos is after open vehicles and heavy, decorative yard fixtures.

Following a story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, people reported seeing the man seen on video surveillance stealing from a lawn and garden store in their yards, too.

Somewhere around 3 a.m. Monday in the Lakes at Jamestown subdivision, a truck pulled up in front of a house. A person wearing a camouflage jacket, a hat, mask and gloves looked into a car with a flashlight. Seeing nothing, he left.

But, another family in the neighborhood wasn't so lucky after their car door was found unlocked.

"When I opened the door to my front door, I noticed my car door open and my console flap open as well," said one man.

The person got away with a couple checkbooks and some identification cards.

This isn't the first time the Lakes at Jamestown has been a target. A resident said a week ago, someone took his Kamado Joe grill and granite counter top it was connected to. The whole thing weighed several hundred pounds. The grill was spotted by a camera in the bed of a truck, pulling away.

Residents say the two trucks spotted in the video look the same.

"You know, this is a really good neighborhood," said a Jamestown resident. "It's safe, we feel safe, but when things like this happen, it makes you kind of more on alert."

Jamestown residents say the person in their video looks similar to the person who was seen taking nearly $5,000 worth of fountain equipment from Harb's Oasis on Coursey Sunday morning. The person in that video was wearing a camouflage jacket, a hat, mask and gloves. The person did not work alone, but others are not visible in the video.

No matter if the people in the videos are related, residents are double checking their locks.

"We need to just lock everything," a woman said.

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