Several residents in the Woodcrest area in Lumberton have recently experienced theft of items from their homes.
Todd Holcomb said some of the items stolen from his home include a Yeti cooler, lawnmower, and five gallons of gas. He said all of the items were located by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
A resident said items were stolen from her home on June 22 between midnight and 3 a.m. and those include steel-toed Justin work boots, Apache ball cap, and a Yeti cup. Her boots were recovered and she expects to receive them sometime this week.
Another neighbor says around $10,000 worth of items were stolen from her house while they were on vacation. The items include three televisions, two Apple televisions, a Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, video games, jewelry, alcohol, essential oils, gun safe/ammo, shirts and boots, cash, and a credit card. 96% of their property has been returned, she said.
Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Kendra Simmons is the investigator working on the cases and says they believe the incidents of theft occurred during the month of June. She said two suspects were arrested during an apparent burglary in the Woodcrest neighborhood.
One of the suspects was identified as Zackary Slade Thibodeaux, 19 years old of Beaumont. The other suspect is a minor female. Both were arrested on one count of Burglary of a Habitation charge and held in jail on a $25,000 bond each, according to Sgt. Simmons.
She says those two suspects, along with two others, may be facing theft charges.