Nearly $1,000 in baby formula shoplifted, suspects sought

Staff reports
Supermarket surveillance show two male suspected in a recent theft.

Authorities are searching for two suspects accused of shoplifting baby formula from a Prairieville supermarket.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley said the supermarket has been a target for stealing the baby formula, Enfamil Lipil, for “a number of months now.”

The store’s surveillance camera July 24 caught two individuals exiting the store with nearly 70 cans of formula valued at nearly $1,000, Wiley said.

One suspect is described as a tall, heavy-set male wearing baggy jeans and the other is a shorter male wearing baggy jeans, according to the sheriff.

The video shows the shorter suspect exiting the store through one door and the larger one exiting through the main entrance pushing a shopping cart full of formula, he said.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white four-door sedan-type vehicle.

Authorities have determined the two males are not the only individuals suspected for the formula thefts, Wiley said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).