Lafayette Crime Stoppers need help identifying burglary suspect

Posted at 10:35 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 23:35:50-04

Lafayette Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for simple burglary and attempted simple burglary.

On April 24, at approximately 5:32 a.m., video surveillance captured the suspect as he allegedly attempted to make entry into the victim’s truck, which was locked.

The suspect then entered the victims shed where, police say, several power tools were stolen.

Sheriff’s deputies later located the stolen tools behind a neighbor’s air conditioning unit. Deputies believe the tools were positioned in a way, indicating the suspect planned on returning to retrieve them.

Police describe the suspect appearing in the video as a white male with a chin strap style of beard, wearing tan or orange-colored coveralls, black shoes, gloves and a black fireman-style shield hat.

If you recognize the suspect or have any information on this crime, call their tips line at 232-TIPS, or submit your tip by using their P3 Tips mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous and can earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.