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NOPD searching for Uptown carjacker

Surveillance cameras capture the man accused of stealing a car from an Uptown Chevron on Jan. 3. (source: NOPD) Surveillance cameras capture the man accused of stealing a car from an Uptown Chevron on Jan. 3. (source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Police are searching for the man accused of stealing a car from an Uptown gas station.

According to NOPD, a woman went to the Chevron in the 1400 block of South Carrollton Avenue around 4:50 p.m. on Jan. 3 to fill up her vehicle. When the driver got out of her car to pay for gas, police say she left the engine running and the keys in the ignition.

While she was inside the store, an unidentified white male got into her car and drove away. A surveillance camera captured an image of the carjacker which can be seen above. The stolen car is described as a 2010 black Hyundai Santa Fe.

Anyone with information on this incident  is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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