|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN SIMPLE 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 3, 2015, near the intersection of Saint Louis and North Rampart Streets.
At approximately 5:45 a.m., the 37-year-old male victim met an unknown male in the 700 block of Bourbon Street when they began talking and decided to walk to an unknown location. After walking a few blocks, suspect #1 approached the victim from behind and struck him in the shoulder. As the victim turned to face suspect #1, he observed suspect #2 and a physical altercation ensued between the victim and two suspects. The victim then fell to the ground at which time the suspects went through the victim’s pockets, took his iPhone 6, and subsequently fled the area. The unknown male walking with the victim had fled during the altercation with the suspects.
The victim sustained a bruised right eye.
Suspect #1 was described as a black male, dark complexion, in his 30s, approximately 5’10” tall, approximately 190 pounds, and having a defined afro. He was wearing a white t-shirt and had several tear drop tattoos under the left eye.
Suspect #2 was described as a black male, dark complexion, 30 to 35 years old, and approximately 6’2” tall with a gap between his teeth. He was wearing a black do-rag with a red shirt and had a drooping left eye.
A computer composite sketch of the suspects can be seen below.
Suspect #1 Suspect #2
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
Officer Hilal B. Williams