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Suspect Wanted after Fingerprints Found on Stolen Vehicle

by Ambria R. Washington

April 10, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Third District

Suspect Wanted after Fingerprints Found on Stolen Vehicle

The NOPD is seeking to locate Eric Joseph Abdul (09-14-1999) after his fingerprints were identified on a stolen 2010 Jaguar. 

The incident happened on February 6, 2017. At around 6:45 p.m., the victim parked her vehicle in the 5100 block of Cartier Avenue. The next morning, the victim discovered her vehicle missing after leaving the spear key inside of the center console.

Through the course of the investigation, Abdul's fingerprints were identified on the vehicle. Abdul is wanted for illegal possession of stolen things over $1500. 

If anyone has any information on the location of this suspect, please contact any Third District detective at 658-6030 or contact CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.  

Auto Burglary and Theft

Vehicle burglaries and thefts are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts:

1. Lock the doors

2. Close windows and sunroofs

3. Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view

4. Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information

5. Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination

6. Don’t leave keys in the vehicle