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Suspect, Vehicle Sought in Third District Exterior of Vehicle Theft

by Aaron E. Looney

May 19, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout, Videos

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Third District

The NOPD is seeking an unknown suspect in the investigation of a theft from an exterior of a vehicle on May 17, 2021 in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue.

At about 7:30 a.m., the victim reportedly secured his black 2018 Toyota 4Runner in a parking lot in the 1100 Florida Avenue. He returned a short time later, started the engine of his struck and heard a strange noise. The victim checked under his vehicle and found the catalytic converter had been cut and removed from the vehicle.

A review of surveillance video (which can be seen here – Link 1, Link 2) revealed a green Fiat car occupied by an unknown male arrive to the location at about 2:15 p.m. The unknown male quickly exited the Fiat, crawled under the victim’s vehicle and then fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.