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SALOON BURGLAR ARRESTED, STOLEN ATM MACHINE STILL MISSING

Posted: Sep 7, 2016 10:00 AM

Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested the suspect wanted for the burglary of the Showdown Saloon in Princeton that occurred back on Aug. 7.

David Keith, 34, of the 800 block of Highway 614 in Haughton, was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with simple burglary and possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine).

Bossier detectives were able to use DNA evidence at the crime scene to further their investigation. They executed a search warrant at Keith's residence where they found part of the Ghillie suit used in the burglary, as well as methamphetamine at the residence. Detectives believe
Keith is the primary suspect in the burglary, but they don't believe he acted alone in the burglary. Other arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

Keith was already incarcerated at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility after he was arrested Aug. 23 on another simple burglary charge from the Haughton Police Department for burglarizing a residence in Haughton. Detectives simply added the new charges, and he faces a $90,000 bond on all three charges.

The ATM machine that he stole from the saloon has yet to be located, and anyone with information about this case or the location of the ATM is asked to contact Bossier Crime Stoppers with your anonymous tip at (318) 424-4100.
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Aug. 9, 2016
4:00 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE

SUSPECT BURLARIZES PRINCETON SALOON,
STEALS CASH FROM VIDEO POKER MACHINES

Withdrawals ATM Machine Along with Cash

Bossier Sheriff Office detectives are looking for the suspect who broke into a Princeton saloon Sunday evening and stole cash from video poker machines. The culprit also decided to make a withdrawal of cash that was still in the ATM machine by hauling away the entire ATM machine located inside the saloon.

It all happened around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 when an unknown person entered the Showdown Saloon, located at 7521 Highway 80 in Princeton. The suspect damaged the front door lock to gain access inside of the establishment, and upon entering, quickly disabled surveillance cameras. Detectives, however, were able to obtain various angles of surveillance camera footage. The suspect damaged three video poker machines and stole an undisclosed amount of money from two of those machines. The ATM machine on the other side of the door was the next target.

The suspect affixed a chain to the ATM and latched the chain to a vehicle pulling the machine out of the business.

Detectives say the suspect appears to have a heavy build, unknown sex and race and was seen on surveillance video wearing a Ghillie camouflage top, mask, sunglasses and gloves. Although it's unknown exactly what type of make and model vehicle the suspect may have used, detectives believe it may be a heavy duty truck.

Just three days earlier, an unknown person(s) cut the power supply and attempted to gain access to this same establishment by prying open the rear door on Aug. 4.

Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives are also working with the Bossier City Police Department to determine if another burglary on Highway 80 in Bossier City where thieves entered a local tavern and stole money from an ATM is connected to the saloon burglary in the parish.
Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or any information about the case is asked to contact Bossier Crime Stoppers with your anonymous tip at (318) 424-4100.