Police search for 'person of interest' in French Quarter armed robbery

Police search for 'person of interest' in French Quarter armed robbery

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police need the public's help locating a man they believe might have critical information about a recent armed robbery in the French Quarter.

The incident happened on Jan. 27 in the 1100 block of Bourbon Street around 1 a.m. The victims were walking in the block when someone tried to take one of the victim's purses. Several bystanders tried to help stop the robbery at which time the perpetrator pulled out a gun, grabbed one of the victim's purses and ran away.

A witness chased the man for several blocks until he lost sight of him.

Police released surveillance video of a person they believe is the perpetrator.

Detectives are looking for Donald Gamble, 26. They say he might have important information about the robbery. Gamble is not a suspect in the incident.

Citizens with information about this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. 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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