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Suspect Wanted for Auto Theft on South Saratoga Street

by Ambria R. Washington

March 28, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Eighth District

Suspect Wanted for Auto Theft on South Saratoga Street

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating the pictured subject and the vehicle taken in an auto theft incident.

The incident happened on March 27, 2018. At approximately 9:24 p.m., the victim stopped her vehicle in the 200 block of South Saratoga street and began unloading groceries from the trunk of the vehicle. The depicted black male subject above approached the vehicle, entered the driver’s seat and fled the location eastbound toward South Saratoga street then toward Canal street and then in an unknown direction.

The vehicle is a silver, 2012 Nissan Sentra displaying LA license plate #356AFP.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the unknown subject and/or the whereabouts of this vehicle should contact any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080, 9-11, or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.


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.