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NOPD Searching for Suspect in Simple Robbery in Fourth District

by Aaron E. Looney

September 11, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout, Videos

Topics: Fourth District, Simple Robbery

The NOPD is seeking to identify a subject believed to be responsible for a simple robbery incident that occurred on September 8, 2018 at the intersection of Westbend Parkway and Vespasian Boulevard.

Through investigation, detectives learned that the victim was waiting for an RTA bus at about 6:14 a.m. when an unknown black male rode up behind her on a bicycle and demanded her purse. The unknown male allegedly concealed his right hand inside of a black bag, but the victim never observed a weapon. The victim handed her purse to the subject. He then snatched her cellphone she was holding. The subject then reportedly fled the location on the bicycle in a northbound direction on Westbend Parkway, then unknown.

Surveillance video from this incident can be viewed at

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the pictured subject is asked to contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1 (877) 903-7867.