Man arrested for theft of tourists’ truck with 4 dogs inside

NOPD arrested a suspect in connection with a theft of a vehicle with four dogs still inside....
NOPD arrested a suspect in connection with a theft of a vehicle with four dogs still inside. The incident occurred on Tuesday (July 19) in the 4300 block of Louisa Street.(Orleans Parish Jail)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a couple’s truck with four dogs inside while they were visiting New Orleans.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (July 19) in the 4300 block of Louisa Street. A Louisiana couple visiting New Orleans had their truck stolen from a gas station in Gentilly Woods with their four dogs inside.

Police say the suspected thief, Bryan Spears, was arrested.

Police say the victims had parked their truck at a business and left the vehicle running while they entered the business. When the couple returned, they found their vehicle, along with three dogs that were inside, missing from the location.

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After further investigation, the victim’s vehicle was recovered at a location in the Seventh District. A warrant was put out for Spears and he was later found. He was in possession of one of the dogs reported missing in the auto theft.

The dogs have all been reunited with the victims.

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Spears was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal possession of stolen things in relation to the dog, while also arrested on other warrants.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crimestoppers.

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