Two teenagers accused of stealing e-cigarette vape pens from a local business are caught. Caddo Parish deputies continue searching for a 3rd suspect.


Friday morning just after 4:30am, three men wearing hoodies walked into the Triple J store on Springridge Road in Keithille. They stole several vape pens in just a few minutes and left the store.

Caddo patrol deputies were called to the scene and they were able to identify the three men. Two of them, ages 17 and 15, have been caught. The 17-year-old faces a misdemeanor theft charge and he was released to his parents. But the 15-year-old is also suspected of stealing four cars from SkyLynn Farms on Vardman Road in that same area back in April and early May.

That teenagers is charged with the theft from Triple J, but he is also charged with four counts of motor vehicle theft. He was taken to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center on Spring Street.

While investigating the case, deputies questioned 18-year-old Nicholas Paddie. He has admitted driving two suspects to the business where the four vehicles were stolen. Paddie now faces four counts of being an accessory to car theft.

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