NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD's Violent Crime Task Force made a quick arrest Tuesday in the armed robbery of a man in the 700 block of Carondelet Street.
Police are trying to determine if the suspect, 43-year-old Eric McBride, is responsible for other crimes in the area.
Shortly after 1 a.m., the 28-year-old male victim was walking in the block when he was approached by McBride on a bicycle and a second subject on foot. The man on foot produced a gun and held the victim at gunpoint while demanding his property. The victim complied and handed McBride his wallet, iPhone 5 and a watch. McBride and the unknown suspect fled on Carondelet toward Calliope Street.
Responding Officer Larry Adams located the victim and broadcast a description of the suspects over police radio. As Officers Jamaane Roy and Travis Brooks were responding to the area, they found McBride crouched behind a car and detained him. He was then positively identified by the victim, and found to be in possession of the victim's watch and iPhone.
McBride was booked with armed robbery.
The second suspect remains at large. He was described as a black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
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.