NOPD searching for armed robbery suspect

NOPD searching for armed robbery suspect

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - NOPD is asked the public for help identifying the man wanted for a Mid-City armed robbery.

According to NOPD, a 27-year-old woman was walking in the 200 block of South White Street on Jan. 8 when  armed man on a bicycle approached her from behind. The subject pointed a pistol at the woman and demanded her purse. The woman immediately complied and the armed robber then fled the area on his bike.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, 5'9" to 6'0" tall, stocky build, weighing about 200 lbs.  A police rendering of what the subject looks like can be seen above.

Police believe he is responsible for other robberies in the area.

If you can identify the man seen above, please call the First District Investigative Unit at (504) 658-6010 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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