UPDATE: Darrell Smith was arrested on October 5, 2021 and charged accordingly in this investigation.
ORIGINAL: NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Darrell Smith (pictured; DOB: 9/21/1964) who is wanted for a theft incident that occurred on September 24, 2021.
At around 6:20 p.m., Smith is believed to have stolen a small purse while in the 500 block of Tchoupitoulas Street. Subsequently, Smith was captured on security video using the victim’s credit card at a local business. Smith is known to frequent hotels and hotel lounge/bar areas. He also has an extensive history of theft.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Smith is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.