Second gutter theft suspect strikes French Quarter in 2 weeks

A man is suspected of stealing a copper gutter from a French Quarter building May 4, the second such incident in a matter of weeks, according to New Orleans Police.

The suspect was allegedly captured on surveillance camera prying a copper gutter from the side of a business in the 900 block of St. Louis Street shortly after 2:30 a.m.

New Orleans Police haven’t identified the suspect, but is described by a white male with a square tattoo on the back of his left calf. Surveillance camera footage allegedly depicting the thief (shown above) was released by police on Friday.

It’s the second theft of copper gutters in the 900 block of St. Louis Street since April 24, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

NOPD searching for suspected thief who stole copper gutters from buildings on St. Louis, St. Phillip streets