Hours after a vehicle was reported stolen in Barataria, it was recovered by officers of the North Eastern Division.
The vehicle, a Nissan Versa, was reported stolen from the home of a 32-year-old woman around 1.30 pm on Friday.
The woman left her vehicle idling in front of her home while she went inside to secure something. When she returned, the vehicle was gone.
The woman made a report to police and officers conducted inquiries.
They received word that the vehicle had been found abandoned in the Morvant district later that day.
The officers visited the scene and they were able to retrieve the stolen car.
It is expected to be dusted for fingerprints today in an attempt to positively identify the thief.