Shreveport Police investigators have released surveillance video in hopes of generating leads that will lead them to a suspect in 2 separate thefts from local convenience stores.
Police say the first started just before 11 p.m. on October 24, when the suspect entered the Circle K store at Fairfield and Jordan and hid until the cashier closed up and left for the night. After the store was closed, the suspect began taking cases of beer and a black trash bag filled with boxes of cigarettes out of the front door.
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The Mandeville Police Department will place new surveillance cameras at the city's lakefront and at public parks and gathering places. New mobile cameras will also be installed in police cruisers, Chief Rick Richard said.
The city will seek proposals from companies interested in providing the camera equipment with an eye toward installation by August of 2014, the chief said.
The city has earmarked about $300,000 for the cameras. Most of the money comes from the state capital outlay budget, with the city chipping in a smaller portion, officials said.
Police have released surveillance pictures of an armed robbery of a convenience store Saturday night.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said two men wearing masks and carrying handguns walked into Cracker Barrel on Winbourne Avenue around 9 p.m. and demanded money.
Investigators said they got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise from the store. They fled the scene in an older model Cheverolet Impala.
The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man, about 5'5" and weighing between 119 and 150 pounds. He is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing camouflage pants, a white t-shirt and red tennis shoes.
The second suspect is a light-skinned black man, between 5'3" and 5'7" and weighing between 130 and 170 pounds. He has light colored eyes and is believed to be between 18 and 26 years old. He was wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the car should call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
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Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta, Ga., is seen in an undated photo released by the family. Johnson, a three-sport athlete, was found dead on Jan. 11 in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym.
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VALDOSTA, Ga. – The camera aimed in the general direction of where Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat in January did not record how his body ended up there because the device was motion activated and the mat was out of its range, a sheriff’s investigator told NBC News.
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