Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a Simple Robbery that occurred on Saturday, April 13th, in the 2300 block of South Claiborne Avenue.
The victim had just come out of a store and was counting his money when the perpetrator approached from behind and grabbed the money out of his hands. The perpetrator subsequently fled the area.
The perpetrator was described as an African-American male, brown complexion, approximately 30 years of age, 6’0” to 6’2” tall, weighing 140 to 150 pounds, short black hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a long black t-shirt and blue jeans.
During the course of the investigation, detectives located a surveillance video that captured the suspect’s image. The video can be viewed here:
Sixth District Detective Jonathan Bulliung is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6060.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 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
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.
Officer Hilal Williams