Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male and female, who may have additional information regarding a robbery that occurred in the 1600 block of Soniat Street.
Last night, at approximately 8:15 P.M., the victim was retrieving items from her vehicle when an unknown male grabbed her from behind and brought her to the ground. The subject subsequently took the victim’s bag, containing her I-Phone and computer, and fled the area.
The subject was described as an African-American male, 18 to 25 years of age, approximately 5’6” in height and approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Photos of the persons of interest can be seen below.
The Second District Investigative Unit 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 $1,000 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