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Suspect wanted for multiple vehicle break-ins

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Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:14 PM by Caroline McDougall, Brittany Weiss
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 8:45 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Quail Creek, burglar, theft, vehicle, Ascension Parish, Chief Bacala, Prairieville, Brittany Weiss

ASCENSION - Police are looking for a male suspect responsible for multiple car break-ins Tuesday.

Detectives in Ascension Parish say surveillance cameras show the suspect entering an unlocked car in Quail Creek subdivision in Prairieville.

Mike Hebert, who lives in Quail Creek says the suspect opened his truck and took his gym bag and hunting knife.

"I noticed when I got to the gym I didn't have a gym bag," said Hebert. "When I got home, I looked around and didn't find the gym bag. At that point, I realized someone had broken into our vehicles and taken our items."

Investigators believe the suspect could be linked to seven burglaries in the subdivision. At one location, the suspect was inside the home.

"All seven of the vehicle burglaries that occurred somewhere between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Tuesday were all unlocked vehicles," said Chief Bacala.

Investigators believe the suspect was travelling on foot going from house to house looking for unlocked vehicles.

Hebert says this isnt' the first time cars have been burglarized in his neighborhood. Something similar happened in 2006.

"I caught somebody in the garage, and was able to break up the crime spree then," he said.

The sheriff's office encourages everyone to lock their vehicles and not to leave valuables in plain sight.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

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