An 80-year-old woman’s automobile was stolen around 6:30 p.m. on July 14 in the 1700 block of Mazant Street. The suspect has not yet been arrested, and police are asking for help from the public.
A woman’s automobile was stolen on Mazant Street
On July 14, at around 6:30 p.m., the elderly woman’s automobile was stolen. The victim’s vehicle was a 2013 gray Nissan Sentra with Louisiana license plate YCH132. Before the woman’s automobile was stolen, the victim exited her vehicle to move her garbage.
According to FOX 8 News, as she returned, an unidentified suspect threw her to the ground and fled the scene with her car. The suspect drove westbound on North Roman Street with another vehicle. Another vehicle was seen dropping off the suspect before the elderly woman’s automobile was stolen, closely following behind. The investigators managed to obtain surveillance video but did not capture the actual carjacking incident.
In a WDSU News report, Neighbors react after an elderly woman’s automobile was stolen. Her neighbor said that the 80-year-old woman was a nice lady. No one in their neighborhood has a problem with her. That took everybody by surprise when they heard about the elderly woman’s automobile was stolen. New Orleans City Councilman Eugene Green says that it’s an abomination for someone to prey on an 80-year-old; it’s not anything we should blame other than the person who perpetrated this crime.
Primary suspect in the Mazant Street carjacking
The suspect behind the carjacking incident was described as black male wearing red pants and a red hooded jacket. The vehicle that dropped off the suspect was a four-door gray car. On the surveillance camera before the woman’s automobile was stolen, it captured a gray four-door vehicle dropping off the suspect at the corner of Mazant and North Roman Street. It was dressed in all red clothing and walking closely to the elderly woman’s residence.
NOPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Crimestoppers rewards up to $2,500 to whoever catches and leads them to the suspect. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fifth District Detectives at 504-658-6050 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.