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Deputies searching for suspect in Westlake theft

Incident occurred Jan. 5 at Sam's Cove
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Posted at 9:44 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 10:44:10-05

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a theft at a Westlake business.

Deputies say they were dispatched around 10:00 pm to the Sam's Cove on January 5.

There, investigators learned that an unknown man broke into a gaming machine and gained access to the cash box located inside. The person took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Surveillance footage at the business was reviewed and detectives were able to obtain a photograph of the person they believe to be responsible.

The sheriff's office is asking for help from the public in identifying the man.

Anyone with information regarding the theft or the suspect is asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-491-3605.