Three arrested in Skip Bertman home invasion, ring theft
BATON ROUGE- An 18-year-old and two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the home invasion at former LSU baseball coach and athletic director Skip Bertman's house Saturday morning.
Police arrested Moises Marquez, 18, and two unidentified teens, both 16-years-old.
Investigators said Marquez is a relative of an employee at Bertman's home on Ormand Avenue and had been inside on multiple occasions. Police believe during one visit, Marquez unlocked a window with the intention of returning.
Police said the trio returned to the house early Saturday morning and were in the process of stealing LSU championship rings when they made a noise and woke Bertman up, who apparently struggled with them before they were able to get away with the rings, worth about $8,000.
Marquez knew exactly where to go, investigators said.
Marquez was booked into parish prison on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling charges. The two teenagers face similar charges and were booked into juvenile detention.
The status of the rings remains unclear, a police department press release outlining the investigation made no mention of the stolen rings whereabouts.
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