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Armed purse snatcher sought in French Quarter robbery

Still frame from surveillance video shows armed robbery suspect-Courtesy: NOPD Still frame from surveillance video shows armed robbery suspect-Courtesy: NOPD

New Orleans, La.- Surveillance video captures it all as a masked gunman gets out of a car, runs up to a woman walking on a French Quarter street and grabs her purse at gunpoint.

NOPD Eighth District detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the man who robbed the woman in the 800 block of Dumaine around 9:20 pm, Monday, September 9.

Investigators say the robber got out of the passenger's side of a white sedan and produced a black, semi-automatic handgun as he demanded her purse. When the victim complied, the man ran off and jumped back into the white sedan that was waiting nearby. 

You can see the surveillance video for yourself here: http://youtu.be/_2HrH5A2QSo.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Steve Nolan or call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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