Pair Wanted in Auto Burglary on Camelot Drive


January 30, 2018

Pair Wanted in Auto Burglary on Camelot Drive


NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying unknown subjects seen burglarizing a vehicle on Camelot Drive.

The incident happened on January 23, 2018. The above unknown subjects arrived in the 4800 block of Camelot Drive and exited a black Ford pickup truck shown above. The two subjects then burglarized a vehicle before returning to and fleeing in the black pickup.

A third subject operated the aboce vehicle but did not get out during the incident.

Anyone with any information on identifying the subjects should contact any Seventh District detective at (504) 658-6070 or (504) 658-6616. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention

Vehicle burglaries and thefts are largely avoidable. Here are some tips on how to avoid car break-ins and thefts.

1. Lock the doors

2. Close windows and sunroofs

3. Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, purses or GPS devices in plain view

4. Put away the garage door opener and any items with personal information

5. Move valuables to the trunk before reaching your destination

6. Don’t leave any keys in the vehicle, including a valet key or a spare key for another vehicle that parks near yours in your garage, driveway, etc.

7. Park in a well-lighted place whenever possible

8. Use the emergency brake when parking to make it more difficult for a thief to tow your vehicle away.

Key fobs present a serious weakness in your car’s security. An amplifier can detects key fob signals from up to 300 feet away and transmit them to your car so while your keys could be in your house, criminals could still unlock it. To prevent hackers from stealing your key fob signal you can wrap them in foil, place them in a foil-lined box or radio frequency signal blocking bag. You can also put them in your microwave oven – just don’t turn it on.

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