Suspected gun thief on the loose

Suspected gun thief on the loose
Reginald Blanton, 17 Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are searching for a suspected car burglar, wanting for stealing a gun in the Little Woods neighborhood.  NOPD  identifies the suspect as 17-year old Reginald Blanton.  Detectives believe Blanton broke into a car that was parked in the 7800 block of Ligustrum Drive.

The victim told police she parked her vehicle on Monday, May 7, 2018, around 4 p.m. When she returned the next morning, she discovered that someone  had broken into her car and stole a gun that hidden in the glove compartment.

During the course of the investigation,  NOPD identified Blanton as the person responsible for this crime. When located, police say he will  be charged with vehicle burglary.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's whereabouts should call Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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