Hungry burglar is nabbed

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 5, 2006


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE- Hunger was the motivation behind a local business burglary late Monday night, St. John Sheriff’s Office officials reported.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a business burglary alarm at 11:31 p.m. from Danny and Clyde’s convenience store at 805 Newport Drive near Cambridge.

The police searched 27 minutes before arresting Bryan Perriloux, of Laplace at 12:18 am after he confessed to breaking in to get some pastries from the store because he was hungry.

&#8220When officers arrived on the scene they found the glass front door of the business had been shattered,” said Mike Tregre, spokesperson for St. John Sheriff’s Office.

&#8220When investigating the scene, police viewed an in store video surveillance camera that showed the perpetrator had apparently cut himself on the glass, when entering the building,” Tregre said.

&#8220A search was formed for the suspect that fit the description of the man seen on the video. As they were searching the area, a witness reported that a suspicious person had been in the 600 block of Fairway Drive asking to use the phone.” said Tregre. The witness refused and police soon found the suspect near Fairway Drive.

Perriloux was arrested on charges of simple burglary of an immovable structure.