Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said detectives have recovered a number of stolen items as part of an investigation into “porch pirates” who stole packages which had been delivered to Thibodaux-area residents. Two individuals are currently detained as part of the investigation.
“With Christmas only a week away, we know many of these recovered items are likely gifts,” said Sheriff Webre. “Our investigators want to ensure all this stolen property is returned to its proper owner in an expedited manner.”
As part of the investigation, detectives are attempting to track down owners of the stolen items. Anyone who knowingly had a package stolen, or expected a package in the last 10 days but never received it, should contact the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4320. Citizens are asked to check the status of each online order and the delivery tracking to ensure they received each item ordered if it’s designated as “delivered.”
The identities of the detainees are not being released at this time as the investigation is continuing. Those identities will, however, be released to the public upon any arrests or charges being filed.