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NOPD recovers car stolen in Camp St. shooting

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A 2004 Cadillac Escalade, similar to the one stolen in the Camp St. shooting A 2004 Cadillac Escalade, similar to the one stolen in the Camp St. shooting

New Orleans -- Police say they have recovered a car stolen from during an armed robbery and shooting Tuesday night.

The armed robbery in Uptown left a 53-year-old man wounded.  The gunman remains at large.

NOPD released this news statement midday Sunday:

New Orleans Police have located the vehicle that was stolen from an Uptown resident who was wounded last Tuesday night in an armed robbery. 

Early yesterday afternoon, Seventh District officers recovered the stolen 2004 Cadillac Escalade in a New Orleans East neighborhood. Detectives say 3 suspects took the vehicle from the 53-year-old victim last Tuesday as he sat in his driveway in the 3400-block of Camp Street.

After receiving a tip from a resident who spotted the vehicle in New Orleans East, Sixth District detectives and NOPD Crime Lab experts immediately went to the neighborhood to secure it and take it in for forensic processing.

"We are extremely grateful that residents are teaming up with this police department again in an effort to get criminals off our streets. The tip we received yesterday from a citizen was right on target, and has opened more doors of information for our detectives", said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

"I want to thank that person for calling us, and commend our detectives for their quick response to take hold of this new piece of evidence, which is expected to bring us much closer to solving this crime", Serpas said.

If anyone has any information about last Tuesday night's shooting onCamp Street, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111. You will not be asked your name, and if your tip helps lead to an arrest and eventual indictment in this case, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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