Four charged in Eunice also suspects in Crowley Wal-Mart theft

Four men face felony charges in theft from the Eunice Wal-Mart and are suspects in similar thefts in Crowley, Jennings and other area cities.

Arrested Thursday after a two-month investigation were Mervin James Bossier, 27, 946 Cecile Blvd.; Terrance Anthony Calais, 20, 906 Cecile Blvd.; Darnell Travon Thibodeaux, 26, and Tyson Jenard Phillips, 21, both of 299 Carver.

During the December and January, Eunice police received several reports from Wal-Mart of Eunice, of theft, in which, several items of electronic equipment and Magnalite pots where stolen.

Surveillance video showed a group of six or seven individuals entering the store and loading the merchandise in a shopping buggy.

The suspects then pushed the buggy out of the fire door near the garden center and put the items in a waiting vehicle.

Information was received about one of the suspects that indicated the suspects were from Breaux Bridge.

Breaux Bridge Police Dept assisted in identifying four of them.

Warrants were obtained and the four suspects were arrested about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Breaux Bridge, according to the police log.

Some of the stolen property was recovered from a motel room, records show.

All four of the suspects were charged with felony theft and more charges are pending.

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