New Orleans Police arrest man accused of burglarizing Canal Place Michael Kors store, stealing purses

(Photo: The Michael Kors store at Canal Place, on the left. | Infrogmation | CC Flickr)
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a Michael Kors store on Canal Street before stealing some of its merchandise Saturday, according to New Orleans Police.

The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Canal Street, at the Canal Place mall, when the suspect, identified as Demarques Mitchell, pulled open the doors to the store and went inside, according to Sgt. Jamie Roach, who investigates property crimes for NOPD’s 8th District.

Mitchell allegedly fled the scene with several store items, including a Michael Kors backpack and charm.

Items also included “several purses,” according to Roach, adding that officers reviewed the footage, identified Mitchell, who was located and arrested the next day.

Mitchell. Courtesy of NOPD.