Gonzales police believe two people hit four businesses
GONZALES - The Gonzales Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Around 7 a.m., owners of Eugene Higgins Inc. and Bakers Distributing Inc. near Southland Avenue noticed someone had broken in to facilities, Srgt. Detective Steve Nethken said.
Shortly after, workers at two nearby businesses, KJ Valve and another storage unit facility, realized they'd been burglarized as well. Police believe all the break-ins are related.
A large number of storage units had the locks cut off, he said.
The suspects broke into a truck and stole other materials from Baker Distributing Inc. The truck was later found inside the Eugene Higgins lot, Nethken said.
The suspects stole a van from Eugene Higgins that police recovered late Tuesday night. Detectives used GPS inside the van to locate it in New Orleans.
Investigators dusted the vehicle for possible fingerprints and other evidence, said Nethken.
The suspects spent nearly two and a half hours rummaging through the businesses.
Gonzales PD suspect the criminals are coming from the New Orleans area.