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St. Tammany S.O. searching for mini-storage burglars

One of the vehicles stolen from a St. Tammany industrial park (STPSO) One of the vehicles stolen from a St. Tammany industrial park (STPSO)

FOX 8 received this news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Thursday:

In the past several months, mini storage facilities in St. Tammany and multiple surrounding jurisdictions have been burglarized. Although it is not currently known that the burglaries are related, there are a number of common components to the crimes.

In St. Tammany, the Sheriff's office is currently investigating the burglary of more than 60 individual units within two separate facilities. On April 25th, twenty-seven units were burglarized at a facility on Brownswitch Rd. in the Slidell area. On June 25th, thirty-six more units were burglarized at another storage facility on Hwy 59 in Abita Springs.

Items stolen include guns, tools and other household items. On the night of the Abita Springs burglaries, two vehicles were stolen from a nearby industrial park (a late model maroon Ford F-350 pickup truck and a 2003 white Econoline 150 van). It is believed the vehicles were stolen by the same individuals involved in the mini storage incidents.

Investigators are currently working to develop leads in this case. Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call either 911 or Crimestoppers.

The public can call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips can be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS then the crime information. Callers or texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a reward for information that leads to an indictment.

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