Tire thieves sought in EBR
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of several people investigators said were involved in a trio of tire thefts at a truck rental business in East Baton Rouge.
Deputies said the first theft happened in May, and the last two happened in August. They're not sure if the crimes are related.
Detectives said overnight on May 13 someone broke into Penske Truck Rentals at 6890 Pecue Lane and stole two tires worth $400. Deputies said the suspect left in a dark-colored SUV.
The second theft happened overnight on Aug. 1, and involved three people. Deputies said the group loaded more than $5,000 worth of tires and rims into a utility trailer, and fled the scene.
The third theft happened overnight on Aug. 7. Deputies said two people drove up in a dark-colored truck and took five tires worth more than $1,000.
Anyone with information about these thefts should call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000.