NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a woman in the Marigny.
The robbery occurred Sunday just before 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Decatur Street.
Police said a 46-year-old woman was walking to her car when she was approached by a man who produced a pellet gun and demanded her purse. The victim said after she complied, the man shot her in the shoulder and fled the area in an older model dark BMW sedan that was waiting nearby.
The man is described being in his 20s with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red shirt.
Eighth District Detective Mary Lewis is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6080.
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 only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.