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Man cons French Quarter hotel employees out of car

21-year-old Deshawn Breaux (Source: NOPD) 21-year-old Deshawn Breaux (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of stealing a Dodge Charger from a French Quarter hotel parking garage.

The theft happened Sunday (Aug. 16) at about 2:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Dauphine Street. 

Police said the suspect, 21-year-old Deshawn Breaux, walked into the garage and made several attempts to persuade hotel employees that the car belonged to him. After negotiating with employees for nearly an hour, Breaux was handed the keys and he drove off in the car.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 2015 silver Dodge Charger with Tennessee license plate U1917C.

During the course of the investigation, Breaux was positively identified as the person in surveillance video.

Once caught, Breaux will be booked with auto theft.

Eighth District Detective Ryan St. Martin is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6080.

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.    

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