LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Eight people were arrested by police on Thursday following an attempted ATM theft in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Lake Charles Police were called to the 4100 block of Nelson Road around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to investigate.
Seven men and one woman, all with Houston addresses, were arrested with the help of detectives, patrol officers, SWAT officers and Louisiana State Police.
Reginald Simmons, 21, Quaylon Brown, 28, Rodney Hill, 19, Don Tyrone Jr., 24, A’jae Carr, 25, Javarion Davis, 29, Harold Oliver, 32, and Jamaul Hunt, 24 are all facing attempted theft, theft of a motor vehicle and racketeering charges.
Before Thursday's arrests, Lake Charles Police Department has investigated 5 ATM-related incidents since Sept. 17.
Each suspect's bond was set at $1.325 million by Judge Michael Canaday.
The arrests come days after several law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday evening searching in Vidor for four suspects in an ATM burglary.
Orange Police Department officers are also investigating after two suspects tried to steal an ATM in Orange on Thursday morning around 5.
Anyone who has information about the Lake Charles ATM thefts is asked to contact detectives at 337-491-1456 extension 5322 or 337-491-1456 extension 5324.
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