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Man beaten, robbed behind Central City store

A surveillance camera captures the man accused of beating and robbing someone behind a Central City store. (Source: NOPD) A surveillance camera captures the man accused of beating and robbing someone behind a Central City store. (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Police are searching for a man they say beat and robbed another man behind a store in Central City.

According to the NOPD, officers responded to a reported robbery in the 2000 block of Clio Street around 6 p.m., Thursday.

The victim told detectives that he walked out of the store along with the alleged robber. Both men went behind the store and shook hands. Then, the robber allegedly elbowed the victim in the head multiple times.

The victim then laid down on the ground and played dead while his attacker went through his pockets and stole his money. The unidentified robber then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

Police are searching for a man in his mid-to-late thirties, about 6'3" tall with a medium build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a brown long-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Sixth District Detective Unit at (504) 658-6060 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (504) 822-1111.

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