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Police book juvenile, 13, in string of crimes that include the attempted murder of 73-year-old during carjacking

The NOPD arrested a 13-year-old boy on Sunday (April 11) in a string of car thefts, carjackings and other crimes, most of them in Mid-City.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Thursday that the force’s Violent Crime Abatement Investigation Team arrested the juvenile as a suspect in a crime committed April 6 in the 2800 block of Toulouse Street.

In this incident, a 73-year-old woman suffered serious injuries as her vehicle was stolen.

Police said an assailant snatched her purse and entered her Honda CR-V. As he was driving off, the victim tried to retrieve her vehicle, police said. The assailant then reversed the Honda and struck her, causing multiple injuries.

The 13-year-old faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, simple robbery and carjacking in that incident.

The same juvenile was also rebooked in two other crimes, one in Mid-City. The other, a purse snatching, occurred Uptown in the 6100 block of South Claiborne Avenue on April 6.

He was also re-booked for auto theft and possession of stolen property in connection with an April 10 incident in the 600 block of North Broad Street, near Lafitte Greenway.

The  juvenile is also charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun and attempted auto theft related to an incident that occurred Tuesday (April 13) in the 2700 block of Bienville Street, near Broad.

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