The Lafayette Police Department has busted an organized retail theft ring.

KLFY TV-10 reports that LPD busted the individuals as they targeted certain stores and merchandise from those stores they entered.

According to the Lafayette Police Dept., Danielle Chratain, 37, of Port Arthur, Texas, Kiatasha Gums, 35, of Port Arthur, Texas, Regina George, 41, of Beaumont, Texas, and Erney’Sha Nelson, 17, of Port Arthur, Texas are all charged with organized retail theft.

Police were reportedly called to the Academy Sports on Louisiana Ave last weekend after the abovementioned individuals were approached by loss prevention.

The suspects dropped what they had in their possession, and fled the store. Well, workers on site were able to record the license plate from the suspect's vehicle and turn that information over to LPD.


With the assistance of Real Time Crime Center. the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was able to locate the vehicle in the city and make the arrests.

KLFY reports that the suspects not only hit the store on Louisiana Ave. but they also went to the Academy store on Ambassador Caffery.

Once officers began investigating the alleged thefts, they located more stolen items from an Academy Store in Lake Charles, LA.

For more on this story, visit KLFY-TV 10.


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