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Armed robbery suspect caught on video using victim's credit card

Robbery took place July 26 on Sycamore Street. (Source: Video still / NOPD) Robbery took place July 26 on Sycamore Street. (Source: Video still / NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for an armed robbery July 26 in the Carrollton area. 

At about 12:15 a.m., the 21-year-old victim was walking in the 8200 block of Sycamore Street when she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and robbed her of her purse containing her credit cards and iPhone.  He then fled the scene.    

Minutes later, the man used the victim’s credit card to buy gas at the Mardi Gras Truck Stop in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. 

The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, about 5’8” tall, wearing dark clothing and a black cap. The suspect was captured on video surveillance video. Mobile users can see it here: http://shout.lt/9bF0.      

Second District Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6020. 

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.

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