NOPD searches for suspects wanted in connection to Esplanade Ave. fire station theft

(Photo courtesy of the NOPD)
Two suspects are wanted by New Orleans Police in connection to the theft of a radio from the Esplanade Avenue fire station on Thursday.

The theft occurred after the suspects entered the New Orleans Fire Department Station 9 located in the 400 block of Esplanade Avenue shortly after 2:45 p.m. on May 21, according to the NOPD.

A male suspect allegedly entered a fire truck parked inside the station and stole a black and green Motorola radio from its charging station.

The two suspects fled eastbound on foot down Frenchmen Street, the NOPD said, adding that the radio has a serial number of 581CST1106 and is valued at approximately $5,000.

Surveillance camera footage of the alleged suspects (pictured above) was released on Tuesday by the NOPD.

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

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