NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a car burglar.
A little before 1 a.m. on Thursday, an unknown man was observed burglarizing an unlocked vehicle on Gull Street. He is described as having tattoos on both arms and was wearing dark shorts and a light colored hat and shirt.
A still photo of the suspect that was pulled from surveillance video. A link to the video clip is available here: https://youtu.be/p77xCstxmBY
If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the perpetrator please contact Detective Roger Caillouet or any Third District detective at 658-6030.
Vehicle burglaries are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts:
- Lock the doors
- Close windows and sunroofs
- Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view
- Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information
- Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination
- Don’t leave keys in the vehicle
Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.