WANTED: Man accused of stealing vehicle with child inside in New Orleans

Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 7:16 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 8, 2022 at 10:40 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 25-year-old man has been identified as a suspect accused of stealing a truck from the Lakeview area in October that had a baby inside of it, police say.

The NOPD says that Diante Allen stole the truck around 7:15 a.m. after the victim exited the vehicle to remove a branch from the roadway. The truck was found shortly after with the child inside unharmed. Police say Allen had escaped from the scene before they arrived.

Hours prior to the theft in Lakeview, police say Allen and others stole a 2018 white Dodge Charge from the 1200 block of Tulane Avenue. They allegedly drove to the scene in Lakeview in the Charger and police are still working to locate the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

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