NOPD Searching for Theft Suspect in Incident on Canal Street

The NOPD is seeking to locate and identify an individual seen on surveillance video in connection with a theft incident that occurred at University Medical Center in the 2000 block of Canal Street on September 28, 2018.

At about 3:30 a.m., the victim placed his ZTE MAX cellphone on a charging station located against the wall in the hospital’s emergency room waiting area prior to falling asleep on the sofa. The pictured suspect was seen on surveillance video taking the victim’s cell phone, gathering his own belongings and leaving the area.

The subject is described as a white male wearing a black tank top, green camouflage pants and a cap worn backwards. He is also described as carrying a black backpack and a walking cane.

Surveillance video of the incident can be viewed here:

Anyone with any information on this incident or the pictured suspect is asked to contact NOPD First District property crimes detectives at 504-658-6010 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.


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