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Person of Interest Wanted in Auto Burglary in Eighth District

by Danielle B. Miller

November 30, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Eighth District

Person of Interest Wanted in Auto Burglary in Eighth District

Officers in the Eighth District are seeking assistance with locating and identifying a suspect who is wanted for his involvement in an auto burglary incident that occurred in the 600 block of Convention Center Blvd.

The reporting person told police on Friday, (Nov. 24) she parked her 2018 Audi Q3 in the parking garage of the location at about 12:12 a.m. The victim returned to the location and discovered the front passenger window broken and the inside of the vehicle rummaged through. A silver 45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was missing from the front driver door.

Surveillance video cameras in the area captured two males in a black Mercedes Benz C-300 bearing Louisiana license plate #17426277 pull up next to the victim’s vehicle. One of the suspects noticed the surveillance cameras and placed an object over the lens. The suspects later exited the garage heading in an unknown direction.

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. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to notify any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080. 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.