|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|SUSPECT SOUGHT IN HOTEL ROBBERY|
|NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an unknown male wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred on May 15, 2015, at 1317 Ursulines Avenue at the Empress Hotel.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., the suspect entered the location, armed with a gun, and jumped the front counter at which time he demanded the 44-year-old female employee to empty the register. The employee complied and the suspect subsequently fled eastbound on Marais Street toward Esplanade Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was described as a black male, thin build, brown complexion, and approximately 5’8” tall. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, black Dickie style pants, and black shoes with white socks. The suspect was also wearing what appeared to be a blue t-shirt wrapped around his head and face.
A photo of the suspect can be seen below.
The First District Detective Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6010.
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
Officer Hilal B. Williams