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Man punched in head, robbed at gunpoint in Marigny

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in the Marigny.

The robbery occurred Thursday (Aug. 27) at the intersection of Mandeville and North Rampart streets.  

Police said the 38-year-old male victim was walking in the area at about 11 a.m. when he was approached from behind and punched in the head. While the victim was on the ground, the suspect, who was armed with a revolver, demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and handed the robber an unknown amount of cash, his cell phone and his keys. The robber then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5’10” tall, weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants.

The Eighth District Investigative Unit 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.  

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