Police are asking for your help in identifying and locating a man who robbed a Capital One Bank in the 5600 block of Bullard Avenue, in New Orleans East at approximately 12:09 P.M.
The suspect entered the location and approached a teller window. He implied that he had a weapon and demanded money via a note that he handed to the teller. He left the bank with an undetermined amount of US Currency.
The suspect escaped the bank on foot traveling southwest on Lake Forest Boulevard. He is described as a black male, approximately 6’0” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds with a thin build and short facial stubble or acne scarring. He has gold teeth top and bottom, and was wearing small rim glasses, possibly reading glasses. He was wearing dark jeans, a long sleeve shirt with a dark stripe design on the sleeves, and a light baseball cap having a dark (possibly brown) logo on the front.
NOPD is assisting in the investigation and Special Agent Matthew Allison is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 816-3000.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber. The public can visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information on suspects wanted for bank robbery.
Contact Mary Beth Romig, Media/Public Affairs Specialist at (504) 816-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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