Police ask for public’s help in identifying two individuals seen on store video surveillance video

two suspectsLamar County Crime Stoppers is asking assistance from the public in identifying two men whose images were captured on a store surveillance video camera.

They are suspects in a theft case involving loss of more than $3,300 in property, according to Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the Paris Police Department and Crime Stoppers coordinator.

If you can identify either or both of these men, you are requested to contact the Paris Police Department at 903.784.6688.

If you would like to remain anonymous, you can give that information to Crime Stoppers by one of four ways:

  1. Call 903.785.TIPS (8477),
  2. Submit a tip online to www.lamarcountycrimestoppers.com,
  3. If you have a smart phone, download the TipSubmit app, which is free, or
  4. Text a tip to “crimes” (274637) and type “tip120” in front of your message.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.