Gunman robs po boy shop on Elysian Fields

New Orleans, La. - New Orleans Police are searching for a gunman who held up a sandwich shop in Elysian Fields Avenue.  The robbery happened last Friday, August 28th shortly before 1 am.

Detectives say the unidentified man entered Gene's Po boy, located at 1040 Elysian Fields, armed with a semiautomatic firearm. The suspect demanded cash from the clerk, at which time the clerk handed the suspect $375.00 in cash.

The suspect attempted to conceal his identity by covering the top portion of his head with a dark shirt with a light blue trim around the collar. The suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.  He's believed to be 5'10 in height, 180 pounds and approximately 40 years old.

If anyone recognizes this subject, please is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or contact Detective Steve Nolan, unit 1839, of the Eighth District Person's Crime Unit at 504-658-6080.