Man carjacked at St. Charles and Carrollton

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New Orleans Police are looking for a carjacker after he attacked a man and took his BMW.

"Suspect entered victim’s vehicle, assaulted victim and fled in victim’s white 2015 BMW," according to an initial police report.

It happened just after midnight in the 600 block South Carrollton Ave. near St. Charles Avenue.

The victim is a 68-year-old man.

Carjackings in New Orleans continue to increase.

The Metro Crime Commission says carjackings are up 203% compared to 2019, 91% higher than 2020, and up 10% over last year at this time.  As of Monday, there had been 218 carjackings in New Orleans.