BELLE CHASSE, La. – Deputies arrested two men for allegedly burglarizing a car from a Plaquemines business moments after applying for jobs at the same place, according to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The job applications, which contained their personal information, led to both men getting apprehended by deputies.
On Aug. 26, an employee told the sheriff’s office that her purse and gym bag had been taken from the front seat of her vehicle that was parked at a business in the 1100 block of Engineers Road. She told investigators that her credit card that was inside her purse had been used at a business in the 2100 block of Lapalco Boulvard in Harvey, said the sheriff’s office.
“The victim informed responding deputies that about 20 minutes prior to the burglary, two individuals had arrived at the business and completed employment applications. The victim stated that she believed they may be responsible for the crime, as one of the two were observed near her vehicle,” Eric Becnel, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said.
The sheriff’s office identified the men, Michael Forman, 19, and Dario Cobbs, 25, both of Harvey, from their applications.
On Sept. 12, Cobb agreed to speak with detectives in Belle Chasse, said the sheriff’s office, and told detectives Forman took the purse while he was inside his car. It was Forman, according to Cobb, who used the victim’s credit card at the gas station on Lapalco.
Forman, however, said Cobb gave him the credit card at the gas station. “Forman informed detectives that after the burglary Cobb told him that he had some money to spend. Forman was transported to the Belle Chasse Lockup and booked for his simple burglary warrant,” Becnel said.
On Sept. 25, Cobb was arrested by probation agents and was booked with simple burglary.