Detectives are looking for a man who used a stolen gas card 31 times at various locations in Baton Rouge, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.
The Fuelman card and a digital walking wheel were stolen May 27 from a Roofing Products Inc. truck, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said Tuesday in the news release.
The card was used to buy $2,800 in gas from May 28 to May 31, Hicks said.
A man was caught at least twice on surveillance video using the card, Hicks said.
The man was seen with an older-model brown vehicle with a primed front grill on one video and a white sports utility vehicle on another video, Hicks said.
The man was last seen wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a red, gray and black striped shirt, Hicks said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Home invasion try fails; man arrested
A Mississippi man accused of forcing his way into a home on Claycut Road and shooting at two residents inside was arrested Sunday, police said Tuesday.
Jason Morris, 27, told police he came to Baton Rouge looking to “make a quick buck” and cased houses on Claycut Road before targeting one in the 1500 block, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Morris knocked on a woman’s door and asked to use her phone, McKneely said.
When the woman opened the door to give Morris a cordless phone, he allegedly forced his way inside, pulled out a gun and demanded money, McKneely said.
Morris forced the woman and her roommate into the bedroom where the woman shut the door before he allegedly shot twice through it, missing both victims, McKneely said.
Morris fled and was apprehended by police in the 4800 block of North Boulevard, McKneely said.
Morris, 27, 912 School St., Clarksdale, Miss., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, illegal use of a weapon and home invasion.