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The NOPD is seeking information from the public to help identify and locate an individual believed to be responsible for a robbery that occurred on July 5, 2017 at the intersection of Governor Nicholls and Chartres streets.
Just before 6 p.m., Eighth District officers responded to a call of a simple robbery at the location. Upon arrival and further investigation, the officers discovered a male sitting on the sidewalk on Chartres Street with blood on his head, clothes and nearby on the sidewalk. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of lacerations to his head.
At about 5:40 p.m., the victim was reportedly walking eastbound on Chartres Street when an unknown individual approached and allegedly used his fist to strike the victim in the back of the head, causing the victim to fall to the ground and strike his head against a brick wall near the intersection of Governor Nicholls Street. The subject then reportedly searched the victim’s pockets until finding the victim’s wallet. The subject then allegedly saw a witness and dropped the victim's wallet before fleeing the scene on foot, heading southbound on Governor Nicholls Street onto Decatur Street.
The suspect in this incident is described as a dark-complexioned black male with a thin build and unshaven face, standing about 5’10” and weighing about 165 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the pictured individual is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.