The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating two unknown African-American males in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred last night in the 900 block of Chartres Street.
Shortly before 9:00 P.M., the victim was walking in the block with her husband when they were approached by a subject who had emerged from between parked vehicles. The subject then brandished a weapon and demanded for the victim’s purse while a second male subject approached the couple from behind. As the victim refused to relinquish her purse, a struggle ensued between the subject and the victim’s husband causing her husband to fall to the ground. The subject subsequently struck the victim in her head with the gun and took her purse. Both subjects fled to a dark- colored, possibly maroon, SUV that was waiting in the block. The vehicle then fled south on St. Philip Street, and then unknown.
The gunman was described as an African-American male, early 20’s, approximately 5’7”-5’8” in height, and medium build with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and dark pants.
A description of the second subject could not be obtained.
Video surveillance captured the suspects and the getaway vehicle in the block. The video can be viewed here:
If you have information regarding the identity of the perpetrators and the Chevy Trailblazer, please notify Detective Steve Nolan at (504) 658-6080 or 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 anonymously.
Officer Hilal Williams