Warehouse District Burglary Suspect Sought
(August 15, 2012) New Orleans Police detectives are asking the public’s help in finding a man who burglarized a residence in the 300 block of Julia Street in the Warehouse District. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at approximately 8:30 P.M.
The suspect gained entry into the residence by defeating a window. The victim came home and to her surprise she observed the suspect walking out of the bathroom, she screamed and the suspect ran towards the front open door where he made good of his exit. The victim stated the suspect dropped a bag containing her laptop and bottle of vodka.
Detectives were able to link this suspect as the person responsible for stealing a “trek” mountain bike from the parking garage of this particular residential community back in July of this year.
In surveillance video obtained by detectives the suspect is described as an African American male, between 5’10” to 6’0” tall, weighing about 150-160 lbs., close hair cut (balding in front), between 30 to 40 years of age.
A copy of the surveillance video can be viewed at:
Eighth District Detective Jason Sloan is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504)658-6080.
Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
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