Used Car Lots Targeted By Thieves

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A pair of thieves is targeting used car lots in Jefferson Parish.

At least three businesses have been burglarized multiple times within the past week.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has reaction from victims, and video of the men deputies want to find.

“When someone breaks into your establishment it’s a horrible feeling,” business owner A. J. Gonsoulin said.

A red Monte Carlo, Turbo Super Sport parked at Bon Prix Auto Sales in the 3700 block of Airline Drive in Metairie is obviously on someone’s wish list.

Police say two men are caught on camera, breaking and entering at the business.

“It seems to me that they’re persistent to get this automobile. “They’ve been by here three times to try and get it and three times they were unsuccessful.”

Security cameras are mounted all around Bon Prix Auto Sales and apparently the bad guys knew it.

It didn’t take long for them to redirect this office camera.

They used a flash light in the garage to find and redirect this camera.

But there were others that caught them using the remote key to try and steal the shiny red car.

“They have the key, but I disabled the car.”

Jefferson Parish investigators are looking into multiple burglaries at area used car lots.

Tuesday thieves hit  A Quality Auto Sales on North Causeway.

Wednesday someone broke through a glass door at Dealin Doug’s on Veteran’s Boulevard.

Detectives were everywhere.

“I think they took some DNA because it was some blood by the glass where they broke it out,” owner Doug Turner said.

Back at Bon Prix, thieves were so determined they used this red or maroon colored Chevy Impala to ram through the gate.

The owner’s worried they might come back.

“It worries me that if I’m here when they come I might be in some sort of danger,” Gonsoulin said.

Detectives are looking for two African American men. One has multiple tattoos on his right arm.

If you have information that might help detectives you are asked to call Crimestoppers, (504) 822-1111.


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