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Ville Platte couple dissatisfied with sheriff's office following home burglary

Posted at 11:46 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 00:50:30-05

A Ville Platte couple feels unsafe in their own home after it was burglarized Tuesday morning, and they're worried nothing will be done.

Surveillance video shows two people who were armed entering the house on Millers Lake Road through a window that they bashed.

No one was home at the time.

The house was left in a complete disarray, and the suspects left with thousands of dollars worth of property, including three guns, three thousand dollars in cash, and an Xbox.

"These people targeted my house," said Richardson. "They knew where to come in at. They knew where my cameras were. They busted my cameras."

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the crime, but Richardson and her husband don't think investigators collected enough evidence.

"The wire cutter is still sitting on the floor by the wires," explained Richardson. "Detectives overlooked it like it was not there at all. [They] didn't even acknowledge it. I put it in the bag myself for them."

We reached out to the sheriff's office, and a spokesperson for the department says they weren't aware of the complaints and will address them while the investigation continues.

"I feel vulnerable all over again. I don't know what they're doing," said Richardson. "I feel like I have to take it in my own hands because this is not the first time that they have me sitting and waiting."

So far, no arrests have been made.

If you have any information about the burglary or the suspects or vehicle seen in the surveillance footage, call the sheriff's office at (337) 363-2161.