The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying several suspects who are wanted in connection with several school burglaries which took place in Chalmette recently, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
During the past three weeks, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies have responded to three burglaries at two different schools in Chalmette. In each instance, April 21 and 27 and May 9, the burglaries happened after midnight and appear to involve the same suspects.
Based on video surveillance, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau have determined the suspects are males appearing to be in their mid-to-late teens. In one instance, one of the suspects left behind a backpack with the name Russo embroidered on it.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects, their whereabouts, or further information regarding these incidents is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501, the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline at (504) 271-TIPS, or 8477, or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Callers to the CIB tip hotline or Crimestoppers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash award from Crimestoppers.