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Man sought in Ninth Ward sex assault, armed robbery

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are looking for help from the public to identify a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault and armed robbery on Saturday in the Ninth Ward. 

Investigators say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m as a 26-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of Saint Claude Avenue and Japonica Street. 

New Orleans police say someone approached the woman, pulled out a gun, and robbed her of her cell phone and purse. 

After that, investigators say the person sexually assaulted the victim and ran off.  

The person who carried out the attack is described as a black male between 19 to 20 years of age with a slim build, light complexion, 6'1" tall and weighing about 140-150 pounds. 

He was last seen wearing a white tank top shirt and blue jeans shorts. 

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