A Baton Rouge man was arrested in connection to several vehicle burglaries in a subdivision north of Walker.
Investigators said 20-year-old Lee Mosby II broke into several vehicles in the Collins Place subdivision during the overnight hours of July 10th.
Sheriff Jason Ard said, ‘It’s believed the suspect targeted this particular subdivision. While this investigation is still ongoing, the suspect has been linked to more than 10 incidents at this time – just in this subdivision.”
Ard added, “The suspect was armed & targeting unlocked vehicles and locked vehicles – when valuables were left in plain view. Items like purses, wallets and credit cards were taken. With the help of alert citizens and citizens’ surveillance equipment, a suspect was able to quickly be identified. Detectives were able to track that suspect to East Baton Rouge Parish. With the help of the EBRSO, the suspect and his vehicle were located. He was taken into custody. “
Ard said, ‘Inside the suspect vehicle, detectives located the clothing, mask, gloves, shoes, backpack & handgun that the suspect was wearing/holding in the surveillance videos at the time of these crimes. Several of the stolen items were also able to be recovered. This is just a great example of what can happen when law enforcement agencies and local citizens all work together. We send a message that this type of behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. We demand better.’
This investigation is ongoing. More charges and arrests are possible.
LPSO experts suggest the following to all Livingston Parish citizens:
- Lock your vehicles
- Remove all valuables (Or, place those valuables out of sight)
- Park your vehicles in your driveway (as opposed to along the street)
- If your home is equipped with motion lights, make sure they are in working order and pointed in the direction of your vehicles
- If you have surveillance video equipment, make sure it’s set to record movement and that it’s pointed in the direction of your vehicles
Report any suspicious activity to LPSO at (225) 686-2241 x1