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Man on bike sought in French Quarter armed robbery

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a French Quarter armed robbery.

The incident occurred at 6:45 p.m. Monday (Dec. 29) in the 500 block of Toulouse Street.

Police said a 35-year-old man was sitting down in the block when he was approached by the suspect on a BMX-style bicycle. The suspect demanded the victim's money, but the victim refused. The suspect then implied he had a weapon and demanded money again, and the victim complied. The suspect fled on the bike down Toulouse Street toward Decatur, and then unknown.

The suspect was described as a Latino male in his late 20s, approximately 5'08” tall and approximately 175 pounds with a medium build. He had closely cropped short hair and was wearing a black jacket with red on the back, jeans and a green canvas backpack.

The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call 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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