PRAIRIEVILLE — Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men who bought a few things at a Dollar General store with counterfeit money but diversified their alleged thievery Sunday by also shoplifting cigarettes and a bag of ice.
Ascension Parish sheriff’s Maj. Kevin Hanna said in a statement Friday that two men were caught on surveillance video at the store, 14486 La. 431, near the La. 931 Loop.
The men passed five bogus $5 bills and one fake $10 bill, deputies said.
The men were confronted about the bills and fled the store in a blue, older model truck, with a license plate possibly reading 28-5FTWR, Hanna said. The state on the license plate could not be identified.
Hanna said the men took the cigarettes and ice as they left the store.
Anyone with information on the case should call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellphone or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).