See How Parents Allegedly Used Their Kids to Help Commit Crimes
Cops say crimes caught on camera in two separate states allegedly show parents using their kids to help them break the law.
Two videos of alleged crimes in separate states show what cops say are parents using their own children to help them break the law.
The first took place at a New Orleans hotel, where authorities say a man faked an ailment in an elevator to rob an elderly man of his wallet.
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While cops say a female companion blocked the victim's wife from entering the elevator, the man is allegedly seen on camera pressing his baby against the man.
Meanwhile, cops say the male suspect reaches down and filches some $400 from the victim. Both suspects remain at large.
New Orleans police say the theft happened at the Omni hotel in the city's historic French Quarter last Wednesday. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.
On the West Coast, the Los Angeles Police Department has released footage of what they say was a theft at a gas station convenience store also involving a child.
While security cameras rolled, cops believe two boys, ages 9 and 10, fled the AM PM store with cases of Red Bull in their arms while their mother distracted the clerk before and after the robbery.
After that, police say the video shows the mom grabbing her own haul of Red Bull as the family's father joined in, before the duo pelted the clerk with cans like they were weapons.
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The family members are accused of then grabbing even more merchandise and fleeing the store.
Anyone with information in this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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