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Police blotter: Armed burglary, car break-ins, car thefts in First District

(via NOPD)

A report from the New Orleans Police Department’s First District for Sept. 28 to Sept. 3 shows that five guns and two gun magazines were stolen during 15 car break-ins in the First District, which includes Mid-City, Bayou St. John and Treme.

In Mid-City, an armed burglar choked a victim and took $5,000 and a cellphone on Aug. 30. The aggravated burglary was reported in the 2800 block of Bienville Street, the First District report states.

Car break-ins

Two guns were stolen on Aug. 28 from a car in the 3600 block of Conti Street. Another gun was taken from a car in the 700 block of South Pierce two days later. Tools were stolen on Sept. 2 from a locked car in the 400 block of South Salcedo Street.

In the majority of reported car break-ins, however, nothing is taken. The reason, police say, is that the people breaking into cars are usually looking for guns so they can commit other crimes.

Car thefts

A car theft and an attempted car theft occurred within a block on North Lopez Street on Aug. 29. A 2017 Ford Explorer was taken in the 1000 block of North Lopez. In the 900 block, thieves unsuccessful tried to take a 2016 Hyundai.

A 1992 Chevy Prism was taken Aug. 31 in the 300 block of North Dupre but was later recovered. Police also recovered a 2019 Lexus NX300 stolen Sept. 1 from the 2700 block of Canal Street and a 2013 Lexus ES300 stolen the same day from the 2100 block of Ursulines Street.

On Sept. 2, a 2021 Jeep Wrangler was stolen from the 1400 block of North Broad and a 213 Hyundai Electra was stolen in the 2300 block of Conti Street. Both were recovered.

The First District holds a public NONPACC (New Orleans Neighbors & Police Anti-Crime Council) on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. See the district’s Facebook page for more information.

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