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Raceland Man Caught Stealing Twice in Less Than Four Hours

12/12/2013 by Brennan Matherne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported a Raceland man was caught stealing by deputies twice in less than four hours. Sherman Rambo (B/M, D.O.B. 09/20/68) of 540 St. Louis Street was caught on surveillance footage during both crimes, and he is in custody.

The first incident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, when deputies were dispatched to the Raceland Walmart Supercenter in reference to a shoplifting. Upon arrival, deputies learned store employees confronted a man after he was seen concealing merchandise worth nearly $50 inside his jacket and walking out the store. The subject fled from employees at that time, but deputies viewed surveillance footage and recognized the suspect as Sherman Rambo of Raceland. Deputies then proceeded to the area of Rambo’s residence and spotted him exiting a vehicle on Greenville Street. They made contact with him, and he eventually admitted to the crime. Deputies issued Rambo a criminal summons for Thefts of Goods, and he was released at that time.

Less than four hours later, at around 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a burglary wherein a male subject had been seen taking a toolbox from a garage in the 200 block of the street. Upon arrival to the neighborhood, deputies spotted a man fitting the description of the suspect walking along St. Phillip Street and confronted him. Deputies identified him as Sherman Rambo and located the toolbox a few feet away in a ditch. Deputies detained Rambo and were able to positively identify him as the suspect through surveillance footage taken at a nearby residence.

Rambo was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Felony Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond as set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson.