NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD’s “Bait Bike” sting operation netted police three arrests last week.
The 6th District Task Force conducted the operation Thursday, after looking at crime heat maps that showed where most of the bicycle thefts were happening in the district.
Police would drop off bikes and monitor them until a suspect would try to steal them.
Police arrested 18-year-old James Jackson, 36-year-old Glen Lewis, and 54-year-old Bobby Hookfin.
Both Lewis and Hookfin had lengthy criminal pasts. Lewis was already facing a simple burglary charge in an unrelated case, and Hookfin was wanted on a separate simple burglary charge.