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Deputies recover another 122 phones after Mardi Gras pickpocketing spree; 7 more arrested
TICKFAW - Deputies found the stolen belongings of over a hundred New Orleans Mardi Gras partygoers after tracking down a pick-pocketed phone ledthat them to an Airbnb in Tangipahoa Parish.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday deputies searched the rented room and found 40 stolen phones, credit and debit cards, and IDs. On Tuesday, deputies said they recovered 122 more phones.
Deputies said they arrested four people who they believe traveled from Miami to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and carry out a pickpocketing scheme.
The suspects were identified as Bridgette Solorzano Rodriguee, 32; Yudi Solorzano Sanchez, 36; Jean Paul Sabogal Angorita, 26; and Rafael Adrien Souza, 24. They've each been charged with possession of stolen property.
Tuesday, deputies said they also made an additional seven arrests:
The sheriff's office released a list of numbers from the stolen phones Sunday evening but plans to also release a list of names found on stolen credit cards.
The list of phone numbers can be found below:
To report a stolen phone, visit the TPSO website here and click "Report Stolen Cell Phone" from the home page.
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