NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD and the FBI are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect who is wanted for the Monday armed robbery of a CBD bank.
The incident took place at about 4:35 p.m.at the Whitney Bank in the 600 block of Gravier Street
Police said a male suspect walked up to the teller, handed her a note demanding money and implying that he had an explosive device in a package. Once the teller complied, the suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, leaving the package on the counter.
The NOPD Bomb Squad along with the FBI determined that the package was not an explosive device or a hazard to the public.
The suspect was described as a black male with a medium build, medium complexion, approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall and about 165 to 190 pounds. He was wearing a turquoise-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland-style boots.
The photographs at left are from the banks video surveillance system.
Eighth District Detectives along with the FBI are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6080 or the FBI at 816-3000.
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