BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is behind bars for burglarizing a Benton hardware store and stealing more than $48,000 worth of lawn equipment.
Quandarrius Williams, 20, was arrested and charged with simple burglary, two counts of felony theft, felony criminal property damage and criminal trespassing.
Surveillance camera footage at Tubbs Hardware and Rental on the 6100 block of Highway 3 in Benton showed a couple of suspects approaching the gate. One of them was carrying bolt cutters on Aug. 26 around 4:40 a.m.
Police say the suspects enter south of Tubbs by cutting two slick-wire fences on another victim's property before driving around the east side of the business.
Detectives were not able to identify the suspects on the camera footage.
But, investigators recovered DNA at the scene of the crime, which positively identified Williams as one of the culprits.
Police think two or more suspects were involved. They have not been identified at this time.
According to police, Williams and the other culprits stole six lawnmowers and a utility trailer from Tubbs valued at $46,040. They also took another utility trailer to an adjacent property worth $2,000.
The thieves caused $2,000 worth of damage to another victim's fence where they trespassed.
None of the stolen items have been recovered at this point.
Anyone with information about this crime or who may have acted with Williams, please call Bossier Crime Stoppers at 318-424-4100 or the Bossier Sheriff's Office at 318-965-2203.