NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are searching for three men following a string of armed robberies in the French Quarter area. New surveillance video of the suspects has been released.
Officers have released composite sketches of the suspects, believed to be responsible for four armed robberies around the French Quarter.
On December 1, shortly after 11:00 p.m., two female victims were walking in the 1200 block of Bourbon Street when they were approached by two suspects, one armed with a gun. Police say the suspects demanded property from the victims. The victims gave the suspects their purses, police say. The suspects subsequently fled down Bourbon Street toward Esplanade Avenue.
A second offense occurred on December 3 around 1 a.m. The victims, a 22-year-old female and 26-year-old male, were talking near the intersection of North Rampart and Mandeville Streets when one suspect, armed with a gun, approached and demanded their property. Police say the victims complied and gave the suspect their wallets. The suspect subsequently fled down North Rampart Street turning onto Mandeville Street.
A 51-year-old woman also fell victim on December 4. Officers say she was walking in the 500 block of Dauphine Street when she was approached by two suspects, one armed with a gun. The suspects demanded the victim's property. However, when the victim advised she did not have anything, the armed suspect struck her in the back of the head with the gun, police say. Both suspects subsequently fled down Saint Louis Street toward Bourbon Street.
On December 7, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a man and two women were walking in the 500 block of Saint Philip Street when they were approached by three suspects, one armed with a gun. The gunman demanded the victims' property at which time two of the victims complied and gave the suspects their wallets and cell phones, police say. The suspects subsequently fled down Saint Philip Street toward the river.
The suspects were described as black males, thin build, approximately 5'8" to 6' tall and approximately 19-years-old.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Mobile users can view the surveillance video here: http://bit.ly/1ByIMhr