Caught on tape leads to arrest

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - UPDATE: Investigators arrested Joseph Moon and Joseph Rodgers both of Moss Bluff for allegedly breaking into a home in Ragley. A viewer who was watching the story on KPLC recognized the two men in the surrveillance video and called Crime Stoppers. Both men are charged with 3 counts of simple burglary and 3 counts of felony theft. Bond has been set at $80, 000. Investigators say there could be additional charges.


This day in age, you really can't do anything without someone watching. With surveillance cameras rolling 24-7, criminals are really taking their chances.

First up on the Crackdown report a homeowner in Ragley installs high-tech video equipment to catch thieves and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office believes he caught at least two of the suspects on tape. The bandits took thousands of dollars worth of hand tools and a large amount of china from the home. Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward in the case. If you recognize the suspects, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 337-462-8918 or 1-800-273-1374.

Next up: Jennings Police tell 7 News Cassidy's Pharmacy on North Main Street was broken in to around five Tuesday morning and a large amount of drugs and cash were stolen. In the store's security video you can see four burglars prying the door open and getting in. Anyone with information is urged to call the Jennings Police Department at 824-0423.

And last but not least: We've shown you this guy's picture before and we want to show it to you again. Police believe someone out there knows who he is. They say he's a "person of interest" in a case regarding 9-thousand dollars stolen from Lil Jeaux's video poker lounge on Prien Lake Road. The surveillance was taken from a gas station across the street - shortly after the money went missing - and workers are convinced it's their suspect. If you know who this man is call Lake Charles Police at 491-1311.

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