Subjects sought in Eighth District simple robbery on May 26

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking assistance in locating the three pictured subjects, who are sought in the investigation of a simple robbery that occurred on May 26, 2019 at the intersection of Dumaine Street and the Mississippi River.

Through investigation, NOPD Eighth District detectives learned that at about 2 a.m, the victim was sitting on bench at the location when the pictured unknown black female allegedly approached and attempted to sell the victim marijuana. The victim said he agreed to the sale and when he attempted to pay the female, she reportedly grabbed the money from his hand and attempted to flee without making the transaction.

The victim then reportedly grabbed the female’s hand in an attempt to stop her, at which time the two pictured unknown black males allegedly approached and physically assaulted the victim. The subjects then reportedly fled the scene on foot heading toward North Peters Street.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or the identities and/or whereabouts of the pictured subjects is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Subject sought in Eighth District vehicle burglary on June 5

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking assistance in locating and identifying a subject in the investigation of a vehicle burglary that occurred on June 5, 2019, in the 900 block of Dauphine Street.

At about 5:16 p.m., the unknown pictured subject was captured via video surveillance shattering the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and burglarizing the vehicle, taking several power tools. The subject then fled the scene with the property in hand walking eastbound on Dumaine Street to an unknown location.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the pictured subject is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Compac Groceries on St. Louis Street closes

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Picture by Tanya TJ Lewis via Facebook.

Compac Groceries, a convenience store utilized by tourists and locals located at 731 St. Louis, has closed after several years.

It’s unclear when the store closed. However, several people on social media have reported on June 26 that the longtime store has closed and will be replaced by a Willie’s Chicken Shack.

Located near the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Louis, Compac sold sundry items including to-go beers, snacks, and glass bongs. The store’s closure received a mixed reaction on social media, with some remembering it as just another over-priced French Quarter mini-mart with expensive ATM fees, others called it a convenient spot to purchase booze, while some reminisced of good times had there.

There is some good news, however. There is a second store, called Compak, located at 501 Dauphine.

Suspect arrested in Bourbon Street auto burglary

(Photo: Devin Lafrance | NOPD)
A New Orleans man was arrested in connection to a Bourbon Street auto burglary on Sunday after he was detained by the victim, according police.

Police arrested Devin Lafrance, 24, who is accused of committing an auto burglary at about 7 a.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, according to New Orleans Police.

The victim detained Lafrance until the arrival of police, who arrested and transported him to the Orleans Parish Justice Center on auto burglary charges.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

4 sought for questioning in Canal Street hotel room theft

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New Orleans Police are seeking to question four individuals, including three woman, wanted in connection to an alleged Canal Street hotel room theft on May 23.

The theft occurred in the 500 block of Canal Street after the victim and his friend met three unknown black females while on Bourbon Street and brought them back to their hotel room, according to New Orleans Police.

While in the room, the females allegedly stole property valued at more than $5,500 and fled the hotel.

One of the females wanted for questioning in an alleged hotel room theft in the 500 block of Canal Street.

The females, pictured above, aren’t wanted as suspects although detectives feel they may have knowledge of information vital to the investigation, according to New Orleans Police.

Additionally, the black females were observed talking with an unknown white male (pictured above) who detectives also feel may have information concerning the incident and wish to question him.

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