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6th District sees surge in property crimes

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Murders are down in New Orleans, but in one part of town, property crimes are way up - rising by almost 50 percent in the past week.

The problem is especially bad along Magazine Street in the area between Calliope and Melpomene. In the past week, three businesses were burglarized after someone threw a glass through a front window to get inside.

While Sixth District investigators say they have some surveillance images of suspects, they say they could use more cameras in that part of town.

"I understand it's expensive, but it pays dividends," said Lt. Frank Young. "In the Quarter, people have spent a lot of money. Crimes in the Quarter - you can trace a perp from block to block."

Young said police are taking several steps to try and apprehend one or more suspects - including more undercover officers - and he's called in the special operations division.

They hope to make an arrest soon.

Police say if you see anything suspicious, call 911.

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