Detectives Seek Identity of Shoplifter [UPDATE - Suspect Arrested]
CASE UPDATE (5/2/17) - Terri Ganel, 50, 7212 Highway 182 Apt 22, Morgan City, LA was arrested on May 2, 2017 at 10:35 am on a warrant for theft of goods. On April 29, 2017, a deputy responded to a complaint of a shoplifter at Walmart in Bayou Vista. The deputy obtained video surveillance footage of the suspect concealing several bottles of alcohol in bags before leaving the store without paying for the items. A picture of the suspect was released through the Public Information Office. A short time later, detectives received multiple tips and information about the suspects identity. The detective positively identified the suspect as Ganel and obtained a warrant for her arrest. Ganel turned herself in at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City. Ganel was released on a summons to appear in court on August 15, 2017.
CASE UPDATE (5/1/17) - Thanks to multiple tips from the public, the suspect has been identified. The investigation is ongoing. We will continue to update you as the case progresses. Again, thanks to everyone who provided information.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:40 pm, a deputy responded to a complaint of a shoplifter at Walmart in Bayou Vista. The deputy obtained video surveillance footage of the suspect in the picture concealing several bottles of alcohol in bags before leaving the store without paying for the items. The theft occurred at around 8:10 pm Saturday evening. Anyone with information on the person seen in the picture or the crime is asked to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960. Information can also be offered by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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