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Auto Theft Reported on St. Roch Avenue

by Danielle B. Miller

February 14, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Third District

Auto Theft Reported on St. Roch Avenue



The NOPD is searching for a 2005 dark blue GMC Sierra that was last seen on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

The reporting person told police he parked his vehicle bearing Louisiana license plate #W662280 in his driveway located in the 5200 block of St. Roch Avenue, at about 5 p.m. The victim locked and secured his vehicle and relocated inside his residence for the remainder of the day.

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at or about 8 a.m., the victim returned to the driveway where he parked his vehicle and discovered the vehicle was missing from the area. The missing vehicle has a black rope tied to the front bumper and a CCA redfish sticker on the rear bumper.


Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention


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 any keys in the vehicle, including a valet key or a spare key for another vehicle that parks near yours in your garage, driveway, etc.

7. Park in a well-lighted place whenever possible

8. Use the emergency brake when parking to make it more difficult for a thief to tow your vehicle away. 

Key fobs present a serious weakness in your car's security. An amplifier can detects key fob signals from up to 300 feet away and transmit them to your car so while your keys could be in your house, criminals could still unlock it. To prevent hackers from stealing your key fob signal you can wrap them in foil, place them in a foil-lined box or radio frequency signal blocking bag. You can also put them in your microwave oven – just don’t turn it on.

If anyone encounters the missing vehicle please notify Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 with any additional information. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.