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Police seeking suspects in vehicle thefts and battery

Vehicle and suspect in theft and battery incidents. (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying those responsible for what are believed to be multiple related criminal incidents that occurred on Tuesday (April 6) in Mid-City.

At around 2:40 p.m., the pictured Honda Pilot SUV is believed to have been involved in the commission of a simple burglary of a vehicle in the 600 block of North Broad Street, near Lafitte Greenway, where the victim’s purse was stolen from her vehicle.

The burglars returned a short time later in the same vehicle and stole the victim’s 2013 Toyota Rav4 from the location, police said.

The same individuals were then seen a short time later in the 2800 block of Toulouse Street, where the front passenger (pictured at right) reportedly exited the vehicle and snatched the purse of a second victim before entering the victim’s Honda CR-V and attempting to flee.

The victim reportedly attempted to retrieve her vehicle. However, the suspect allegedly reversed the vehicle and struck the victim, causing multiple injuries.

At this time, the Honda CR-V has not been recovered.

Anyone with additional information on any of these incidents is asked to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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