On Monday September 2, 2013, at approximately 8:40 am, the victim parked her gray 2005 Mercury Marquis at St. Bernard Ave. and North Broad St. and went inside of a store. The victim left her vehicle unlocked and with the engine running while she was in the store. A black male sitting on a bicycle at the bus stop watched the victim go into the store. The black male left the bike on the sidewalk and entered the victim’s vehicle then fled north on St. Bernard Ave. then in an unknown direction.
The incident was captured on a surveillance video system and can be viewed with the link provided. http://youtu.be/d0g7OYj5QIE
Third District Detective Roger Caillouet is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help identify or locate the suspect are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot