Woman punched in attempted vehicle theft on Bienville

A 27-year-old woman was struck in the face Wednesday (Jan. 13) morning after she did not turn over her car keys to a group of men on Bienville Street in Mid-City, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The victim was walking to her car in the 3200 block of Bienville, between North Lopez and North Rendon streets, at about 5:30 a.m. when a gray Dodge Dart with six men inside pulled up and stopped.

One of the men got out of the car and demanded the keys to her vehicle. When she told him there were no keys, the assailant punched her in the face, got back in the car and fled the scene.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD First District station at 504-658-6010 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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