NOPD Detectives need your assistance in identifying and locating a suspect that has committed at least five robberies in the French Quarter. The robberies have taken place within two days, August 13 and August 14, 2013.
The victims described the perpetrator as a black male, 130-140 pounds, approximately, 5’07” tall with a thin build and dark complexion, wearing a tank top t-shirt and dark pants.
The suspect is responsible for committing five robberies from the following locations: 1000 block of St. Philip on 8-13-13; 900 Block of St. Louis on 8-14-13; 800 block of St. Peter on 8-14-13; 800 block of Orleans on 8-14-13 and 1000 block of Barracks on 8-14-13.
The suspect was captured on surveillance video and detectives constructed a composite sketch of the suspect.
video 1: http://youtu.be/0CtxKZFlvOw
video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTlj1xyACVQ .
video 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKK6hnUoIM&feature=youtu.be
Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6707.
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