Surveillance video shows a French Quarter car theft in broad daylight

Esplanade car theft

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New surveillance video shows a brazen French Quarter car theft in broad daylight.

Nearby residents say while the video, obtained by FOX 8, is disturbing, this type of crime is nothing new.

“They do that all the time. Like, I’ll leave my car unlocked out here and that’s my mistake, but I’ll go and my car has clearly been rummaged through,” said resident Laura Anderson.But this car theft happened just steps from a popular restaurant on a well-lit Friday evening.Many said they feel helpless about such crimes.

“Citizens can’t really do too much because you don’t know what you’re dealing with. We definitely need more of a police presence, but we’ve been saying that for years,” another resident in the area said New Orleans police said the victim’s car was discovered two days later about two miles away.

It was found after a witness reported five juveniles parked and exited the vehicle before they walked away. Police are still searching for the perpetrators.

New surveillance video shows a brazen French Quarter car theft in broad daylight.

Nearby residents say while the video, obtained by FOX 8, is disturbing, this type of crime is nothing new.

“They do that all the time. Like, I’ll leave my car unlocked out here and that’s my mistake, but I’ll go and my car has clearly been rummaged through,” said resident Laura Anderson.But this car theft happened just steps from a popular restaurant on a well-lit Friday evening.Many said they feel helpless about such crimes.

“Citizens can’t really do too much because you don’t know what you’re dealing with. We definitely need more of a police presence, but we’ve been saying that for years,” another resident in the area said NOPD said the victim’s car was discovered two days later about two miles away.

It was found after a witness reported five juveniles parked and exited the vehicle before they walked away. Police are still searching for the perpetrators.

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