Tourist offered a ride in CBD, is robbed instead

Tourist offered a ride in CBD, is robbed instead

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD wants a woman for simple robbery in a case that isn't that simple.

Police say the victim was trying to find his way back to his hotel April 17 at around 4 a.m. at Tulane ans LaSalle when a woman approached and offered him a ride.

Investigators say the woman drove him to a closed gas station where she asked him to put gas in her car. In the process, she managed to get the victim's debit card PIN.

Police point out that the gas station was closed and the pumps were actually turned off at the time.

The woman then drove the victim to the intersection of Tulane and Lasalle, pepper sprayed him, took his wallet and took off.

The suspect is described as 5'5" and about 135 pounds. She can be seen in surveillance video from the gas station.

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