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Group wanted for Christmas morning beating, attempted robbery in French Quarter

Source: NOPD Source: NOPD
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A group of five is wanted in connection with a beating and attempted robbery in the French Quarter.

The incident was caught on surveillance video around 2 a.m. Christmas morning in the 600 block of Saint Phillip Street.

Video shows a group a five, three males and two females, approach the 39-year-old victim. As the victim passed the suspects on the sidewalk, one of the suspects struck him from behind and knocked him to the ground.

Police say the suspects then began hitting and kicking the victim in the head as they attempted to take property from the victim's pockets. The suspects were unsuccessful and fled after observing a witness walking towards them, officers say.

Mobile users can view surveillance video of the incident here: http://bit.ly/1497JT9

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Eight District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (540) 822-1111.

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