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Suspect Sought for Armed Robbery on Washington Avenue

by Dawne Massey

February 20, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Armed Robbery, Second District

Suspect Sought for Armed Robbery on Washington Avenue

NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

The victims reported that on February 17, 2017 at 8:06 a.m., an unknown black male approached Victim #1 in the 4300 block of Washington Avenue and pointed a shotgun at his head. The perpetrator demanded the victim’s property, then took a wallet from the victim’s pocket.  

The suspect then tapped the passenger side window of a car parked nearby and demanded the driver’s wallet. Victim #2 complied and the perpetrator fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, 16-20 years old, 6’ tall with a thin build and a flat top hair style with little twists. He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue stonewashed jeans, and baby blue tennis shoes with white soles.  The subject’s vehicle was a dark color newer model sedan, possibly a Nissan Versa, with an unknown license plate.

A link to surveillance video from the incident is available here:

If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspect please contact any Second District detective at 504-658-6020. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 

Armed Robbery

In Louisiana, an armed robbery conviction requires the offender to be imprisoned at hard labor for 10 – 99 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. When a firearm is used in the commission of the crime, the offender will be imprisoned for an additional 5 years that will be served consecutively to the original sentence.