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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought in Incident on Amethyst Street

by Aaron E. Looney

October 11, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout, Videos

Topics: Armed Robbery, Third District

The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating and identifying an individual seen on surveillance video in the commission of an armed robbery in the 400 block of Amethyst Street on October 5, 2017.

The victim told police that she arrived at her residence in her red 2014 Ford Fusion and was about to exit her vehicle when an unknown black male allegedly approached from the rear and stood over her as she had opened the car door. The subject reportedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded the victim’s money. The victim complied, and the subject fled on foot on Amethyst Street toward Ruby Street.

The suspect was further described as having a slim build and standing between 5’8” and 5’10”

Surveillance video of the suspect and a vehicle of interest possibly involved in this incident can be viewed at and

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030. 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.