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Sheriff's Office seeking gun thief

Sheriff's Office seeking gun thief
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 4:21pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a man that was seen stealing guns from the Sullivan Road Walmart on June 7, 2011.

According to reports, the man entered the store at 3:39 a.m. and went to the sporting goods section where he leaned on the locked glass case and moved the door, gaining access to the guns. He then put a Remington shotgun down his pants and exited the store through the gardening section. He then dropped the gun near the curb and walked away. He returned a short time later to retrieve the gun, entered a white truck and left the area.

He returned to the store at 5:27 a.m. and stole a Marlin rifle in the same manner.

The suspect is described as a black male. For the first theft he was seen wearing a dark shirt with a smiley face on it and dark pants. In the second theft he was seen wearing a dark shirt with stripes on the sleeves and dark pants. He was seen driving a white pickup, crew cab, unknown make and model.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.

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