SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ELK PLACE ROBBERY

From NOPD press release info is only posted by Greg Lirette

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01/09/2015
SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ELK PLACE ROBBERY
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two unknown males wanted in connection with a Simple Robbery that occurred on January 7, 2015, in the 100 block of Elk Place.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 57-year-old male was sitting at the bus stop when he was approached by the suspects. One of the suspects grabbed the victim around the neck while the other suspect punched the victim in the face. The suspects then reached into the victim’s pockets and removed his wallet before fleeing down Elk Place toward Tulane Avenue, and then unknown.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 14 to 17 years of age, approximately 5’10” tall, and having a thin build. He was wearing a black and blue long sleeve shirt with tan pants.

Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 14 to 17 years of age and having a thin build. He was wearing an unknown colored shirt with tan pants.

A computer composite sketch of one of the suspects can be seen below.

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The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6080.

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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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Officer Hilal B. Williams

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