NOPD needs help identifying a suspect who is wanted for Armed Robbery 4300 block of Banks Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/22/2015
SUSPECT WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY ON BANKS STREET

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect who is wanted for Armed Robbery. The incident took place May 22, 2015, in the 4300 block of Banks Street.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., the victim was standing in front of a business waiting for it to open when she was approached by an unknown male. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded her car keys and cellular phone. After the victim complied, the suspect fled in the victim’s black 2002 BMW Z3 bearing La. license plate VAM223 that was parked at the corner of Banks and South Hennessey Streets.

The suspect was described as a black male with a bald head, a large beard, approximately 5’10”tall and about 180 pounds and was wearing a lime green construction vest.

Below is a photograph of the suspect captured by a Project NOLA surveillance camera.

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Third Distrct Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6030.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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Officer Garry Flot
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