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CRAWFISH CAPER: 15 sacks stolen, suspects boiled in charges

Carlos Ruiz Santos. Source: Morgan City Police Carlos Ruiz Santos. Source: Morgan City Police
Gerardo Santiago Garcia. Source: Morgan City Police Gerardo Santiago Garcia. Source: Morgan City Police
MORGAN CITY, LA (WVUE) -

Two men were arrested after they stole crawfish from a Morgan City business, according to police. 

According to the report, a patrol officer working near LA 182 saw a suspicious vehicle speed off from a residence in the area of Everett St. with the trunk of the vehicle still open.

The officer relayed the information to patrol officers.

Police said officers arrived in the area when the vehicle in question was located near Duke Street.

According to reports, the trunk was still open when Gerardo Santiago-Garcia was seen sitting in the truck pulling a city garbage can behind the vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated when Carlos Ruiz-Santos was identified as the driver of the vehicle.

Officers saw three sacks of live crawfish on the back seat of the vehicle. The crawfish were cold as if they had been in a cooler, according to the report.

A business on LA 70 was contacted and told police that 15 total sacks of crawfish had been taken from their business. 

Police found 12 sacks in the vehicle. 

Video surveillance of the business revealed Ruiz-Santos and Santiago-Garcia as the culprits, according to the report. 

Police said there was another building on the property that the subjects attempted to burglarize but never made entry.

The duo was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where they were booked on simple robbery charges. 

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