Snowmass Village, Colo. – October 8, 2015 – On October 8, the Basalt Police Department received a report of a theft from Jimbo’s Liquors in Basalt, Colorado. The theft was a shoplifting of a $2500 bottle of Congac. Review of surveillance video from Jimbo’s showed that the suspect in the Jimbo’s shoplifting was the same person who had shoplifted at Sundance and the Daly Bottle Shop in Snowmass Village. Through information provided by the Abilene Police Department in Texas and through positive identification made by victims with the use of photo lineups, Snowmass Police were able to identify the shoplifting suspect as David Tiberious Rougeau, 40, of Spring, Texas.
He is possibly driving a black Dodge Avenger 4-door sedan with Texas plate BVC1375 and may be headed to Texas. Snowmass Village Police and Basalt Police worked together to obtain a Felony arrest warrant for Rougeau’s arrest. Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Rougeau.
Snowmass Village, Colo. – October 8, 2015 - On Tuesday, October 6th, Snowmass police received a report of a basic shoplifting which has now turned into a multi-agency investigation searching for victims throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. The first incident originated from Sundance Liquor in Snowmass Village. They reported a black male dressed as a construction worker entering the store on multiple occasions within a short time span and stealing approximately $1800 worth of alcohol.
A second Snowmass Village liquor store, Daly Bottle Shop, reported a similar theft with the same suspect. The suspect stole about $300 worth of alcohol from The Daly Bottle Shop. Both thefts occurred within minutes of each other. A review of security video in both stores confirmed the thefts.
An employee of Sundance Liquor, via an internet search, discovered a news story from Texas describing a serial liquor store shoplifter dressed like a construction worker. Snowmass Village Police used that connection to reach out to the law enforcement agency in Texas and are in the process of positively identifying the suspect in the Snowmass Village thefts. Snowmass Village Police are working with other law enforcement agencies in the Valley to determine if there are more victims in this case.
Any business realizing a similar occurrence should make a report to their local law enforcement authorities.
This investigation is on-going, and SVPD will release more details as they become available.
Chief of Police
Town of Snowmass Village