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Woman on way to church to hand out school supplies robbed at gunpoint

Police say a woman was on her way to hand out school supplies to kids at a church when she was robbed. (Source: MGN) Police say a woman was on her way to hand out school supplies to kids at a church when she was robbed. (Source: MGN)

New Orleans police are also looking for a gunman that robbed a woman who was on her way to church to hand out school supplies in the Carrollton neighborhood.

It happened near the intersection of Cohn and Monroe streets just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Investigators said a man pointed a handgun at the 38-year-old victim, demanded money, patted her down and then ran away with her cash.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, 5'4" in tall, with a thin build, brown complexion. They believe he is 24 to 28 years old. He was wearing a white in color bandana partially covering his face, blue jeans with tears at the knees, a multi-colored pull over style shirt and a black sports watch.

Citizens with information are asked to call the Second District at (504) 658-6020, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 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.

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