Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred yesterday at an establishment in the 500 block of South Jefferson Davis Parkway.
At approximately 10:30 P.M., the perpetrator walked into the establishment and after learning the kitchen was closed, he began walking towards the exit where he then turned back around and pointed a gun at the bartender demanding money. The bartender complied and the perpetrator subsequently fled the location.
The perpetrator was described as an African-American male, dark complexion, approximately 24 years of age, and 5’8” to 5’11” tall with a beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket with white writing on the front, a black and red “Chicago Bulls” insignia cap, and tan shorts.
The gun was described as a black revolver with what appeared to have rust on it.
The First District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6010.
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 $2,500 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.
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. The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.
Officer Hilal Williams