Bossier City police and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying the suspects involved in recent thefts of riding mowers from local home improvement stores.
Bossier Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $405 for information that leads to the arrests of the suspects.
The first incident occurred in the overnight hours of February 3, 2012 at the Lowes store in the 2300 block of Airline Drive. Two white male subjects in a late model dark blue Ford F-150 pickup truck are seen on security camera video pulling up to the front of the store. The two then stole an orange Husqvarna (pronounced Husk-Varna) model YTH21K46 riding mower upon cutting a security cable. The suspects loaded the mower into the bed of the pickup truck and as they drove away the truck’s tailgate fell off. Police recovered the tailgate the next morning after being notified by store personnel about the theft.
Detectives say the suspects may also be involved in the theft of a John Deer riding mower that occurred February 17, 2012 at the Home Depot in the 2800 block of Airline Drive. In that case three white male suspects in a brown Ford pickup truck were involved. The same suspects may also be connected to at least one other similar theft at a home improvement store in Shreveport.
Anyone who can help police identify the suspects in this case is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. They can also submit a web or text tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website – www.bossiercrimestoppers.org.
Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.