Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for the identity of the person or persons responsible for an auto theft last month. According to a media release from Kim Myers, on Thursday, September 12, at about 3:30pm deputies were called out to a store on Highway 90 East in Lake Charles regarding the theft.

Deputies reviewed surveillance footage from the business that showed "a burgundy Ford with white trim around the bottom drive into the parking lot of the store and park next to the victim’s truck, which had been left unlocked and running". The passenger in the Ford can be seen exiting the truck and entering the victim's truck and driving and driving out of the parking lot.

The stolen truck was recovered by deputies at the dead-end of Tammy's Lane in Lake Charles, where they learned a .40 caliber handgun and over $4,500 worth of power tools and construction equipment were stolen from the truck.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the truck in the photo or information about the theft is asked to contact the CPSO at 491.3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439.2222.

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