NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a black male wanted in connection with the armed robbery of the Magnolia Discount Gas Station in the 3400 block of South Carrollton Avenue.
The robbery occurred Monday morning. Police say at around 2:30 a.m., the suspect entered the store, produced a pistol and demanded cash. The cashier complied and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 20-30 years of age, 5'9" tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black cloth over his face, a black baseball cap, long-sleeve black shirt, light pants and grey and white tennis shoes.
The Second District Investigative Unit 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.