UPDATE: Crime Stoppers tip lands alleged church burglars behind bars

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UPDATE:

Two women accused of burglarizing a Shreveport church are now locked up thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.

On Monday officers arrested 20-year-old Chontaz Brown and 27-year-old Kristie McDuffey at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Centenary Blvd. after receiving an anonymous tip through Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers.
 
Brown and McDuffey were wanted in connection with last month’s burglary of Noel Methodist Church on Herndon Ave.

Both women were booked into the Shreveport City Jail for Simple Burglary and Simple Criminal Property Damage.

McDuffey was also wanted by Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Shreveport Police Investigators are asking for help locating two women wanted for allegedly burglarizing a local church.

On September 8, 2017, Shreveport Police responded to reports of a burglary at Noel Methodist Church at 520 Herndon Street. Officers learned that the church was entered without authorization and once inside subjects attempted to pry a lock box open once inside. Staff members at the church had previously noticed missing items and had video installed in an attempt to get the subjects identified. Investigators with the Shreveport Police Property Crimes Unit were assigned to the case and recovered the video of the incident. Through that video footage and other information gathered at the scene, investigators identified the two suspects as 20-year-old Chontaz Brown of the 2300 block of Levy Street and 27-year old Kristie McDuffey of the 1200 block of Oakland Street.

Warrants were procured for both subjects. Brown is wanted for one count of Simple Burglary and one count of Simple Criminal Property Damage with a total bond of $52,500.00. McDuffey is wanted on one count of Simple Burglary and one count of Principle to Simple Criminal Property Damage with a total bond of $52,500.00.

Crimes Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of these two subjects. Please contact them at 318-673-7373 or visit their website at Lockemup.org to report their whereabouts.

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