NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in locating and identifying a man who is wanted for stealing a rear exterior mounted spare tire from a parked Jeep Wrangler in Algiers. Police say he may be responsible for other, similar thefts in the area.
The most recent theft occurred Tuesday in a parking lot 3504 Kabel Drive.
At around 10:05 a.m., video surveillance captured the man driving up possibly in a white older-model Geo Tracker. The man is seen removing the tire from the Jeep, loading it into his vehicle and driving off.
Mobile users can see the video here: http://shout.lt/32gC
The Fourth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6040.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.