Parolee steals vehicle, caught

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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

A parolee has been arrested after robbing multiple cars and stealing one of them.

On August 13th, Lawrence Payne, 45, burglarized a vehicle in the 300 Block of Lafaye Street, before burglarizing two additional vehicles and stealing a 2001 Toyota Tacoma two days later in the 1700 Block of Oakley Street.

Payne was arrested later that night in Jefferson Parish after being stopped in the stolen vehicle.

Payne has been charged with three counts of Vehicular Burglary and Theft of a Motor Vehicle with a total bond of $80,000.

The vehicle was returned to the owner, while Payne, who admitted to the burglaries, is being held in Jefferson Parish for possession of stolen property. The investigation is ongoing.   

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