(May 22-, 2013)- Eighth District detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a trio of men who beat and robbed a man of his property as he walked with a female companion in the 400 block of Carondelet Street Sunday morning.
On Sunday May 22, 2013 at or about 3:45am, the victim and his female companion were walking in the 400 block of Carondelet Street. The victim stated he noticed three unknown males following them. The three suspects attacked the victim repeatedly and robbed him of his wallet and phone. The female companion was unharmed in the incident. The suspects fled on Carondelet towards Poydras Street. This entire incident was captured on video surveillance.
Suspect# 1 is described as a White male, approximately 24-30 years of age, 5’1” tall, weighing approximately 190-210 pounds, clean shaven wearing a green baseball cap, black t-shirt and black and white stripped “cook” style pants.
Suspect #2 is described as an African American male, approximately 23-35 years of age, 6’01” tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds, long dreadlock or braided style hair, wearing a white/stripped t-shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect#3 is described as an African American male. Approximately 30-35 years of age, 6’01”tall, thin build, clean shaven bald head, wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt and blue jeans.
A copy of the surveillance can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTM8vcBuoRE.
Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation.
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.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III