NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man is being sought for armed robbery after police say he struck up a conversation with a man on a Central City corner and then stole the victim's property.
The incident happened Sunday near the intersection of Terpsichore Street and Reverend John C. Raphael Jr. Way. Police said 26-year-old old Narkee Hunter approached the 41-year-old victim at about 1:40 p.m. As Hunter was talking with him, Hunter allegedly produced a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim complied, and Hunter fled the area on foot.
Police said citizen tips led to them to Hunter as a suspect. Once caught, Hunter will be booked with one count of armed robbery. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Sixth District Detective Walter Edmund is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 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.