Theft of magnolia tree in Leonidis neighborhood caught on surveillance video

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The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in locating and identifying a subject seen on surveillance video stealing a small tree from a residence in the 1800 block of Monroe Street on Feb. 8.

At about 3 a.m., a bicyclist, pictured at right, was seen approaching the residence in the 1800 block of Monroe Street.

The man was then seen taking a newly planted 3-foot magnolia tree from the exterior of the residence and fleeing the scene.

Surveillance video of this incident can be viewed at this link.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020, or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 877-903-STOP.

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