DENVER (CBS4) – The search for a Denver kidnapping suspect has intensified in Louisiana.

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Bret Lee Luckett Thompson (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

An arrest warrant is out for Bret Lee Luckett Thompson, 27, on charges of kidnapping and sexually assault in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl last Thursday. She was taken from an alley in southwest Denver and found 90 minutes later 3 miles away at a gas station on Federal.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Department is now working with Denver investigators after a man resembling Thompson was spotted on surveillance video at a business in Iberia Parish in Louisiana. The man is suspected of taking someone’s purse at a bar.

Watch CBS4’s report about that new lead in the video clip below:

The suspect was possibly driving a 1999 white Pontiac Montana with Colorado license plate 697-WJA or Louisiana license plate STV-813.

Thompson has two tattoos on his upper right arm. One on the inner right arm has unknown letters. The other, on the right outer arm, has the letters SS.

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Police released this picture of a tattoo on Thompson's right arm. (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

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Police believe Thompson may be driving a white minivan similar to this one. (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Police said Thompson is a transient who trims and shoes horses and typically hangs out in rural areas.

There is currently a reward of $12,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information on Thompson is asked to call Denver police or Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP.


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