Suspects throw rock through glass door of La. store, steal $4,000 worth of cigarettes

Suspects throw rock through glass door of La. store, steal $4,000 worth of cigarettes

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Approximately $4,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen during a heist of a Lousiana store, authorities say.

The thieves gained entry by heaving a large rock through a glass front door, according to Kim Myers, spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened around 11 p.m. on March 8 at a store on US 171 in Moss Bluff.

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing surveillance photos of the incident in the hopes of identifying the suspects - one of whom can be seen in the photos. Myers asked anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 337-491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 337-439-2222. Det. Joshua Couch is the lead investigator.

Myers said the rock thrown through the door caused more than $1,000 worth of damage. One suspect stood outside, while the other went in the store and filled two containers with numerous cartons of cigarettes.

(Source: CPSO)
(Source: CPSO)

The suspects are believed to have fled on foot south towards a wooded area, Myers said. Detectives also believe there may be a third suspect involved.

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