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UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Located in Fourth District

by Ambria R. Washington

January 23, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Fourth District

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Located in Fourth District

The NOPD is searching for 2015 gray Dodge Charger bearing Louisiana license plate #ZIZ976 that was reported as stolen from the 1300 block of Terry Street.

The incident happened on January 14, 2018. The victim told police she left her vehicle unlocked in front of her residence with a spare key inside of it around 10 p.m. The victim returned back to the area around 10:40 p.m. and discovered the vehicle missing.

The vehicle is described as having a damaged front driver door handle, red chain license plate frame and the word “Rally” on the bottom right rear bumper.

Anyone with any information regarding the location of the vehicle is asked to contact any Fourth District detective at 504-685-6040. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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.