Accomplice sought in Raceland store theft

Lafourche Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man accused of stealing more than 30 computers and tablets from a Walmart in Raceland in early August after a Baton Rouge man allegedly disconnected one of the security cameras at the store.

Deputies say Anthony Hardnett, 27, of Baton Rouge, who works for a private security service company, went to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on La. 1 in Raceland on Aug. 7 to install some new security cameras.

During this installation, Hardnett allegedly disconnected one of the security cameras, enabling another man to enter the store the next morning and steal about $12,000 of goods without being caught directly on camera, according to a news release.

Hardnett, 3672 Sycamore St., Baton Rouge, was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on Aug. 27 on felony theft counts after failing to cooperate in the investigation. He posted bond and was released the next day.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the man shown on camera leaving the store with full duffel bags on Aug. 8 is urged to call Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at (800) 743-7433.