Police seeking suspect in armed vehicle theft on Elysian Fields
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking to locate a suspect in the investigation of an aggravated assault with a firearm and vehicle theft incident on March 8 in the 3100 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
At 5:51 pm, the man captured in the photo entered the victim’s unoccupied and unlocked red 2015 Chevrolet Silverado (Texas temporary license tag T01528P9) and sat in the driver’s seat. The keys had been left in the victim’s ignition.
The victim saw him get in the and attempted to gain entry through the driver’s door. At that time, the man pointed a handgun at the victim and drove away on Interstate 610.
The pictured suspect is identified as a Black male, possibly 18-20 years of age with a brown complexion and athletic build. He was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, black cap, black pants and black and white shoes.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Third District detectives at 504-658-630 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.