Not the most effective way to make a withdrawal, just sayin!
LORANGER, LA – (December 14, 2017) – Early this morning around 2:00 a.m., the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office engaged in pursuit of 2 subjects who attempted to steal an ATM from the Loranger Supermarket parking lot.
While patrolling this morning, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandon Trammell observed a black Ford F350 backed up to an ATM in the parking lot of the Loranger Supermarket. After further investigation, Deputy Trammell observed two individuals attempting to load the ATM into the back of their pick-up. As Deputy Trammell approached the individuals they entered the truck and fled the scene- leaving ATM behind. Deputies pursued the vehicle until it crashed into a fence at a recreation park on H. Cologne Road. Both individuals exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the wooded area near the park.
Deputies quickly established and held a secure perimeter with TPSO detectives and additional units arriving on the scene. The area was saturated with deputies in order to keep the subjects contained in one specific area. At approximately 8:15 a.m., the subjects were spotted by TPSO detectives walking in the perimeter area near Overmier Rd. on HWY 40. When contact was attempted, they again fled on foot west into the wooded area. Shortly after, the two were successfully apprehended and taken into custody.
The individuals are identified as Alfred Cobb – B/M, DOB 1/8/1992 - of Ponchatoula and Leonard Williams - B/M, DOB 3/22/1984 – of Ponchatoula. Detectives are still actively investigating the incident therefore charges are pending on both subjects.
While processing the scene, it was discovered that these two guys rammed the Ford F350 into the ATM machine attempting to free it from the foundation. It was also learned that the Ford F350 was stolen from Kenner, LA and had a stolen license plate.
The TSPO is currently assisting the Kenner Police Department with an investigation into the stolen pick-up, as well as multiple stolen vehicles that have been recovered in our Parish from the Kenner area.