NOPD searching for two carjackers

New Orleans police are searching for two men who stole a white Ford Focus on Sunday after assaulting the vehicle’s owner.

The victim parked the car near the corner of Clio and Carondelet streets about 9 p.m. when two men walked up to him and one punched him in the face after asking for something, Officer Frank Robertson said.

One of the men picked up the keys the victim dropped and the two men then fled in the car. The victim last saw the car going down Clio, toward St. Charles Avenue.

The car’s Louisiana license plate number is TUZ459 and there is paint peeling on the left side of the license plate, police said.

Anyone with information on the carjacking is asked to contact Det. Ed Johnson at (504) 658-6060 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.