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Police blotter: Two armed car thefts reported in Bayou St. John area

(via NOPD)

Two armed car thefts were reported in the Bayou St. John area Tuesday (June 28).

A shooting was reported during a pre-dawn vehicle theft in the 1000 block of North Dupre Street. At about 1:20 a.m., a man was shot and the gunman fled in his black Toyota Highlander. 

Another man was robbed of his vehicle at North Broad and Esplanade Avenue at 6:20 p.m. The 34-year-old victim was taking items out of his pickup in the 1400 block of North Broad Avenue when a man entered on the driver’s side.

He pointed a gun at the victim before driving off in his 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

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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