(May 08, 2013) New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted for an armed robbery which occurred in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.
On yesterday, around 5:30 A.M., the victim was seated inside of his vehicle, when the unknown male suspect approached the vehicle armed with a pistol. The gunman pulled the victim from his vehicle and told him to empty his pockets. The victim fearing for his safety complied and handed over $92 in cash. The suspect attempted to take the victim’s vehicle, but he could not figure out how to start it. The suspect fled the area on foot. Video in the area captured surveillance of the suspect.
The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’10-6’00” tall, medium build. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt and dark pants.
The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYX1ka_-yFw&feature=youtu.be
Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation.
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. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD .
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III