NPSO deputies responded within three minutes Monday, May 17 at 3 a.m. to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a business burglary at ALL-N-1 in the 3200 block of US-71 in Campti.
After speaking with an employee, they learned when she arrived to open the business at approximately 3 a.m. she discovered forced entry had been gained by breaking a door glass.
Deputies cleared the building for suspects, then began obtaining information for an offense report and investigative purposes.
Detective Sgt. C. LaCour, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, responded to process and photograph the crime scene.
Items taken in the burglary were various brands of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, alcoholic beverages and food items.
As the investigation progressed, store management and detectives reviewed store surveillance video and observed a suspect inside the business taking items.
Based on the physical description of the suspect, detectives recognized him from a prior call for service at a nearby business the day before.
The suspect was identified as Marco A. Figueroa, 33, of Tucson, Ariz.
Around 7:20 a.m, detectives were notified that Figueroa was seen near the Old R&A Game Room and mobile home park at the intersections of Campti Bayou Road and US-71.
Upon locating Figueroa, detectives observed items near him in plain view stolen in the All-N-1 burglary.
Figueroa was placed under arrest.
Deputies checked vacant mobile homes in the area where they recovered most of the items taken in the burglary.
Figueroa admitted to the burglary during an interview.
He was charged with 1-Count of Simple Burglary and remains in jail awaiting bond.
While interviewing Figueroa, deputies learned he boarded a bus in the Baton Rouge area and had been in Campti for approximately two weeks.
Involved in the investigation and arrest were Deputies M. Gianonne, K. Samuel, R. Johnson, Detective Sgt. C. LaCour and Detective Cpt. D. Winder.