Police: Man wanted following shoplifting at Gentilly store

Police: Man wanted following shoplifting at Gentilly store

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are searching for a man wanted for a shoplifting incident at a store in Gentilly. The incident occurred Tuesday, just before 6:30 p.m. at a Dollar General Store in the 4500 block of Old Gentilly Road.

Police say that the suspect entered the store and grabbed a small garbage can off of the shelf before filling it with bars of soap. The man then walked out of the store without paying for any of the merchandise.

The suspect is described as an African-American man with a dark complexion. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a red/blue checkered shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

The man was captured on the stores video surveillance system.

If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or NOPD Third District Detectives at 504-658-6030.

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