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Hollygrove armed robbery caught on camera; police seek suspect

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Horrifying surveillance video shows a suspect rush into a Hollygrove insurance agency, pressing a firearm to a woman's head.

New Orleans police are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery. The robbery happened around 9 a.m. Monday at USAgencies in the 3500 block of S. Carrollton Avenue.

The victim was sweeping when the suspect barged through the doors. Officers say that the victim was forced into the bathroom as the suspect demanded money.

The victim complied with his demands and the suspect fled the building.

The suspect has been described as a black male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, a orange safety vest and red shoes. Police say he carried a black semi-automatic handgun.

Officers believe that the suspect exited a gold Pontiac Grand Prix. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 658-6020.

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