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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two men allegedly connected with the fatal shooting of an armored-truck employee in New Orleans.

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans says Deltoine Scott and Jerome Kieffer, both 24 and of New Orleans, were indicted Thursday on charges of attempted bank robbery resulting in death, using a firearm and in relation to a crime of violence that resulted in death and making false statements to a federal agent.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a home burglary in Thibodaux.

Webre said Tuesday that the burglary was reported Jan. 8. The victims returned home that day around 4 p.m. to find a broken window and several items missing from the home, including several firearms, jewelry and gold coins.

Investigators believe the crime likely occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 8.

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

One of the suspects in a burglary of alligators from the Audubon Zoo gift shop was arrested last night after a chase through the Central Business District, according to New Orleans police.

A police sergeant spotted 29-year-old Rodney Thornton pulling on the door handles of parked cars in the 900-block of Poeyfarre Street last night at about 9:45 p.m. When the officer approached Thornton, Thornton broke and ran, leading police on a chase that ended with his apprehension in an empty lot.