NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The NOPD says a hubcap thief carried out his crime caper with the help of a child, all the time while holding an infant. The incident happened in the Wal-Mart parking lot it the 4000 block of Behrman Place in Algiers.
Police say a shopper parked her car in the parking lot on Tuesday and proceeded into the Wal-Mart. When she returned a short time later, all four of the hubcaps on her car were missing.
Police began looking at surveillance video, which showed the suspect holding an infant in his arms as he worked to steal the hubcaps, But what's even more unusual is that one of the two children accompanying the thief actually got in on the crime, helping the man in removing one of the hubcaps.
After the hubcap heist, the man and all three children were seen heading into a nearby business. A short time later, surveillance video shows them walking out with another man that police describe as a person of interest. The suspect was then observed driving off in a silver four-door vehicle. Police released pictures of both the suspect thief and the person of interest.
Anyone with information regarding these individuals or this incident is asked to contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.