LPSO: $25,000 reward offer in unusual theft case

LPSO: $25,000 reward offer in unusual theft case

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Port Fourchon Harbor Police Chief Jon Callais reported Tiger Offshore Rentals is offering a $25,000 reward for information about the theft of a large amount of rental equipment earlier this year.

In October 2015, detectives opened an investigation after personnel at Tiger Offshore Rentals say they discovered approximately 100 "cuttings boxes" were missing, as well as baskets and slings used in oil production.

These cuttings boxes are rented primarily to contain and transport drilling waste. Through investigation and the use of surveillance cameras, detectives learned that on September 19, 2015, a red or maroon International tractor unit (truck) with a sleeper compartment entered onto the business property and left with a trailer with several cuttings boxes.

There is no record of the truck having been involved in any delivery or pickup on that date. The driver was also caught on camera and appears to have a tattoo on his left arm.

Anyone who can identify the driver, or anyone with additional information related to the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. All tipsters shall remain anonymous.

If the information leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers Bayou Region will reward the tipster up to $1,000 as usual.

Any tip which leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved OR leads to the recovery of the equipment will be eligible for the $25,000 reward being offered by Tiger Offshore Rentals.

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