Police seek person of interest in Harvey robbery


Harvey, La.- Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a robbery that occurred at the Discount Connection around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say a black male entered the business located at 2010 Woodmere in Harvey, displaying a semi-automatic pistol wrapped in a red cloth and then demanded five wireless telephones.

Police say he fled the scene once he received the merchandise. Surveillance footage of the suspect shows him riding away on a bicycle.

The suspect is described as being 15 to 18 years of age, approximately 5'8" with a  slim build.

He was last seen wearing a black beanie cap, large sunglasses, a green t-shirt and khaki shorts.

This person was captured on video surveillance in another nearby business approximately one hour prior to the robbery.  Police say he matches the description of the suspect and he's a person of interest in this matter.

The green t-shirt reads "Westwego" on the front and has the number "38" on the back.

Anyone with information on the identity of this person or his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.