The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for suspects who allegedly burglarized several hotels and a vehicle stemming from two separate cases that occurred in the French Quarter in late July and early August.
In the first case, according to the NOPD, a man allegedly burglarized three hotels from July 20 to August 2, two of which are located in the French Quarter or along its edge.
UPDATE: Police arrested Tramaine Williams, 33, on August 3 in connection with the alleged hotel burglaries. Williams was located by NOPD officers at a local hotel in possession with several of the stolen items, including several reportedly stolen tablet computers and smartphones, police said. Williams was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of four counts of unauthorized entry of a business, four counts of illegal possession of stolen things and on drug possession charges.
The first occurred on July 20 in the 900 block of Canal Street at approximately 4:59 a.m. and the second occurred in the 1300 block of Canal Street at approximately 10:03 p.m. on August 1. Then on August 2, a business located in the 100 block of Iberville Street was allegedly burglarized at approximately 2:24 a.m.
In all three incidents, according to the NOPD, the man entered through the hotel lobbies and forced his way into the office areas, where he took iPads, cell phones, and other items.
The NOPD released alleged surveillance camera footage of the incidents on August 2, which are pictured above.
Then on August 1, according to the NOPD, two suspects were captured on surveillance camera footage allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in the 900 block St. Louis Street at approximately 5:33 a.m.
According to the NOPD, the vehicle’s passenger side window was smashed.
NOPD described the two suspects as black males, one being approximately six foot, one inches tall, bald with a thin build, and was seen wearing a white shirt with horizontal stripes and dark colored pants.
The NOPD described the second suspect as five foot 10 inches tall wearing a tan bucket hat, white t-shirt, tan shorts, and a red drawstring backpack.
Surveillance camera footage, which is pictured above, was released by the NOPD on August 5.
The NOPD requests that anyone with information regarding the incidents or identities of the suspects to call Eight District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.