Alleged detergent, soap thief makes clean getaway

Alleged detergent, soap thief makes clean getaway

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A store surveillance camera helped police identify a man they say stole soap from a Dollar General in New Orleans East.

The New Orleans Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Shawn P. Baptiste in connection with the shoplifting that took place in the 5700 block of Crowder Boulevard around 12:28 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say store video shows him removing bottles of liquid detergent and soap powder from the shelves.

Police say Baptiste fled the scene in a black Cadillac truck bearing Louisiana license plate number YHL71.

When police catch Baptiste, they plan to book him with shoplifting.

Anyone with information on Baptiste's location is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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