Suspect wanted for theft in Gonzales

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Surveillance photo of suspect in purse theft.

On Tuesday June 18, 2019 at approximately 6:40 p.m. the above pictured suspect entered the fitness center located inside of the Fountain Lake apartment complex at 2525 Orice Roth Rd.

An elderly couple was walking on the treadmill inside the fitness center. The suspect gained entry using the ruse that he was going to workout.

The suspect then grabbed the elderly female victim's handbag that was resting on a dumbbell rack and fled out the fitness center on foot with the victim's purse, Iphone 8 and a gift card which was valued at over $1000.00.

Anyone that has information regarding the identity of the above listed suspect please contact Detective Dominick Rodi at 225-647-9583 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

Contributed by Gonzales Police Department