Need help locating a theft suspect

Help is needed to solve the Acadie Parish Crime of the Week.

Law enforcement along the I-10 corridor investigated a wave of thefts of various types of coin-operated machines from local businesses. According to investigators, these thefts mainly occurred at convenience stores where the air machines were forced into and the money was stolen.

In some cases a torch was used to cut into the coin box, while others were penetrated using force with a crowbar-like instrument.

Law enforcement identified a vehicle suspected of being involved in the thefts. It is described as a 2001 Ford Expedition, beige in color. Investigators say the vehicle is in the possession of 41-year-old Edward Carlton Little. He is six-foot-three and weighs 240 pounds.

Little has an outstanding arrest warrant in Acadia Parish for failure to appear in court on similar charges.

If you have information about these thefts, we encourage you to call the Tip Line at (337) 789-TIPS or download the P3 app to report an anonymous report.

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