Dec 302013

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A group of four teenagers was carjacked Saturday evening on Eighth Street in the Garden District, New Orleans police said.

The teens — three teenage boys ages 16, 18 and 19, and a 19-year-old girl — were approached by a man who demanded their vehicle around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Eighth Street, according to the initial report.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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  • Fat Harry

    The morning news interviewed one of the teens’ moms, who provided a much better description of the perp. I know everyone is going to be shocked that it was a black male teen in a hoodie and wearing a bandana. Pointed a gun at the girls face.
    Stop and frisk NOPD!

    • Biff Sarin

      I am not a fan of the ‘stop and frisk’ approach, particularly since the NOPD has a mixed record of personality types. I would say that most of their officers are of very high moral character, however, there are still many who would abuse that sort of an approach. It does pay however, for PRIVATE citizens to be more attentive. Simply wearing a hoodie certainly isn’t a crime, but if you dress like a thug, then you deserve added ‘attention’ from residents. Those ridiculous ‘neighborhood watch’ signs won’t deter crime, and I’m not convinced that a formal neighborhood watch would provide much benefit either but that doesn’t mean that neighbors should not be vigilant whether they are part of a formalized neighborhood watch or not. Does the NOPP deter crime, I don’t know, but if we have this much crime WITH them driving around, then I can’t imagine what it would be like if they WEREN’T here. At a minimum, they are extra eyes cruising our streets and that can’t be a bad thing. I see many NOPD patrols in my area (Camp St) and yet we still have plenty of crime.

  • Joanne Hilton

    Another fail for the Garden District Patrol, for which we residents pay more in taxes than we do for the libraries.

    • Alonzo Tulaman

      These “patrols” are a joke and a waste of money. Low paid rent-a-cops driving old pick-ups ain’t getting the job done. It takes am lot more than driving around with a flashlight and a clipboard. It takes leadership and commitment. We in New Orleans are lacking both. Would crime spike if these patrols went out of business? I doubt it. It didn’t in Broadmoor. Organize and vote this waste of resources out of existence.

      • Joanne Hilton

        Unfortunately, in the Garden District, the whole patrol system is a convenient cover so that the taxes collected not only pay for the patrol, but help grease the “political machine” which is a benefit for the few. If we had NOPD on private patrol – which is more expensive, but believe me, enough taxes are collected to cover the cost, it would be much, much more effective. The Garden District Patrol is simply a car-to-door escort service for the old people in the neighborhood, AT BEST. NOPD would be a much greater deterrent to crime.