NOPD: Group beat and robbed sleeping homeless man

NOPD: Group beat and robbed sleeping homeless man

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Police are searching for a woman and three men who they said beat a man while he was sleeping outside and stole his blanket and cash.

The NOPD said on Feb. 23 at around 11:50 p.m., Rachel Pettit and the three men were walking on St. Phillip Street when they came upon a 51-year-old man who was sleeping. The suspects kicked and punched the victim and Pettit struck the victim in the face with a full can of beer. After taking the victim's blanket and cash, the suspects ran away.

The victim was hospitalized for a large cut to his eye and lip.

All four assailants are wanted for simple robbery and second degree battery.

If you know anything about this crime and can help police, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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