This morning, at about 2:30am, the victim was working in the 400 block of Bourbon Street we he observed an unknown black female reaching over the counter and helping herself to a daiquiri. The victim confronted the female. The female became belligerent, produced a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim. The female then left the establishment accompanied by another black female and two black males.
The perpetrator is described as a black female, in her middle to late 20s with long black hair and possibly pregnant. She was wearing a red shirt and large gold earrings.
One of the males that accompanied the female was wearing a black and grey ball cap, a black polo style shirt.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. A copy of the surveillance video can be viewed on YouTube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XW7Nuqx2r8&feature=youtu.be
The subject that was seen accompanying the perpetrator can be viewed at the end of the video.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Det. Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707, MFlores@nola.gov and/or CrimeStoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. 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.
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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.
Officer Garry Flot