New Orleans police are searching for an armed gunman who attempted to rob a New Orleans East Dollar General, but got away with a woman's purse instead.
Officers say the armed robbery happened around 2 p.m. Sunday in the 13100 block of Chef Menteur Highway.
Police say that the gunman entered the store and ordered the cashier to open the register and hand him the money. The cashier opened the register, but told the suspect to take the money for himself.
At this time, police say the gunman turned his attention to a 52-year-old customer. Officers say the suspect demanded the woman's purse and fled the scene.
The suspect has been described as a 6-foot-tall African-American male with a slim build. He was last seen wearing an orange long sleeve shirt, tan or khaki pants, black shoes, a dark hat and an unknown item covering his face.
Officers say the man was armed with a silver and black semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.