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Car stolen from Jefferson Parish court officer used in New Orleans carjacking

Lance Lewis, 21 (Source: NOPD) Lance Lewis, 21 (Source: NOPD)
Haussan Lewis, 19 (Source: NOPD) Haussan Lewis, 19 (Source: NOPD)
A Ford Crown Victoria (FOX 8 file photo) A Ford Crown Victoria (FOX 8 file photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A vehicle stolen from Harvey was used in an overnight carjacking in the Lower Ninth Ward.

The carjacking happened around 12:05 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Gordon and Marais streets in the Lower Ninth Ward.

The New Orleans Police Department identified brothers Haussan Lewis, 19, and Lance Lewis, 21 as suspects in the case.

Officers say that that victim, a 57-year-old man, was pulled over by two black males who claimed to be undercover officers. The suspects forced the victim to hand over his keys and drove off.

New Orleans police say the suspects drove a Ford Crown Victoria. The decals on the car allegedly referenced the Department of Justice.

Deputies with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office say the vehicle used in the carjacking was reported as stolen Thursday night in Harvey. The vehicle belonged to an officer who works for the Second Justice Court in Jefferson Parish.

Despite the car's decals, deputies say the vehicle is not affiliated with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. It was owned privately by the officer.

The victim's car and the initial car used in the incident have been returned to their rightful owners.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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