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NOPD names suspect in University area carjacking

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Frederick 'Freddie' George (photo from NOPD) Frederick 'Freddie' George (photo from NOPD)

FOX 8 News received this press release from the New Orleans Police Department Thursday evening:

(December 27, 2012)- Today NOPD detectives issued a warrant for 18-year-old Frederick "Freddie" George who carjacked a man on Saturday December 22, 2012 at about 6:12pm at the intersection of Freret Street and Law Road in the University Area. 

The victim stated he arrived at the location to pick up an acquaintance at the location to which he only knew as "Freddie". George enters the victim's vehicle, produced a handgun and demanded cash. The victim fearing for his safety jumped out of the vehicle leaving George in it. George then fled in the victim's vehicle abandoning it at the intersection of South Robertson and Calhoun Street where it was later recovered. Detectives were able to positively identify George through a photographic lineup and victim participation.

George had no prior arrest record.

Once apprehended Frederick "Freddie" George will be charged with Armed Robbery.

If you have any information on this suspect or the carjacking itself, please call NOPD or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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