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October 11 09:06 AM

Citizen’s report leads to suspected burglar


Shreveport Police Department

A Shreveport man is behind bars following his arrest in connection with the burglary of a west Shreveport home thanks in part to a report by a concerned citizen.

Just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Shreveport police officers responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked near the 4000 block of Doris Street.

Upon arrival, officers learned that two people were observed backed into a private lot loading a television into a white four-door sedan. The vehicle and its occupants were no longer on the scene when police arrive; however, the vehicle’s license plate number was recorded by a concerned citizen and provided to authorities.

Shortly after receiving the report of the suspicious vehicle, a residential burglary was reported a block away at a home in the 4000 block of Theo Street. When officers arrived, the homeowner said her home had been burglarized and items had been taken.

Patrol officers initiated a search for the suspicious vehicle observed by witnesses earlier.

The vehicle was found parked at a home in the 3800 block of Doris Street.

Upon contact with persons inside the residence, police were granted entry and located 18-year -old Lloyd Ivory hiding inside a closet. He was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers were able to locate property stolen during the residential burglary inside the vehicle located at the home where Ivory was arrested.

Ivory himself was found to have additional stolen items on his person at the time of his arrest.

For his alleged role in the incident, Ivory was booked into the Shreveport City Jail, where he faces a single count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

As the investigation continues, police expect an additional arrest will be made.

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