(December 4, 2013)- Fifth District Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a pair wanted for armed robbery which occurred at a local business in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
On Wednesday November 27, 2013 at around 1:27am, two masked suspects abruptly walked into the business and disarmed the security officer. The suspects forced the guard to the cashier’s cage. One of the robbers pointed a pistol at the cashier and ordered her to open the cage door. The cashier fearing for her safety complied with the robbers demands. The suspects went into the cash drawers and made off with over $15,000 in cash. Both suspects fled the business on foot in an unknown direction. The incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance camera.
Perpetrator#1 is described as an African American male, 5’11’, weighting approximately 200 pounds, brown complexion, wearing a black mask, blue hoodie, dark jeans and blue sneakers.
Perpetrator#2 is described as an African American male, 5’11”, weighing approximately 200 pounds, wearing a black mask, black hoodie, and black jeans.
The video will be emailed to the media outlets.
Fifth District Detective Rayell Johnson 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 $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.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III