TICKFAW, La. — More than three dozen stolen phones, presumably from people celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans, were found at an Airbnb in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday.
Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they tracked down a pick-pocketed phone to the Airbnb and found 40 other stolen phones along with some credit and debit cards and IDs.
Deputies arrested four people who they believe traveled from Miami to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and carry out a pick-pocketing scheme.The suspects were identified as Bridgette Solorzano Rodriguee, 32; Yudi Solorzano Sanchez, 36; Jean Paul Sabogal Angorita, 26; and Rafael Adrien Souza, 24. They've each been charged with possession of stolen property.
The deputies emphasize that they don’t have any items stolen after 8 a.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, the sheriff's office released a list of phone numbers that have been linked to the stolen phones:
Chief Jimmy Travis said of the 40 phones recovered, only five numbers were not identified or recoverable because the devices did not contain SIM cards.
Several owners have already been contacted. If you believe your phone number matches one on this list, contact the TPSO to make arrangements to get your property returned.