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NOPD Arrests Juvenile Suspect in Eighth District Carjacking

by Aaron E. Looney

September 30, 2020

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Eighth District, Good Police Work

NOPD Arrests Juvenile Suspect in Eighth District Carjacking

The NOPD has arrested a juvenile male suspect in the investigation of an unarmed carjacking that occurred on September 25, 2020 at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Villere Street.

At around 5:45 p.m., the victim was reportedly driving his automobile at the intersection when he crashed into a motorcycle that was stopped in the middle of the street. Two male subjects, described to be teenagers, got off the motorcycle, approached the driver of the Cobalt and allegedly took the victim’s car keys. One of the suspects then entered the victim's vehicle and fled, while the other suspect fled on the motorcycle.

At about 9:00 pm. the next day, September 26, NOPD Eighth District detectives who had obtained video surveillance of the suspects on the motorcycle observed a motorcycle matching the same motorcycle being operated in the 500 block of Canal Street. Detectives and Eighth District officers stopped the motorcycle and found the operator to be a 15-year-old male who was positively identified as being one of the suspects involved in the unarmed carjacking. The juvenile was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center with carjacking.

The second suspect remains at large and the victim’s vehicle – a black 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt bearing LA plate 595DTK – has not yet been recovered. Investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with additional information that can aid in this investigation is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.