Police id gunman in French Quarter hold-up

Police id gunman in French Quarter hold-up

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department has identified a suspect wanted for a hold-up that happened earlier this month in the French Quarter.  The suspect, 22-year-old Julian Asbury is accused of holding up two women in the 600 block of Burgundy Street on April 7, 2016.

Police say Asbury approached the two women, both in their late 20's and demanded their belongings.  Police say Asbury was holding what the women believed was a gun near his waistband.  Two additional white suspects stood behind the victims acting as lookouts during the robbery.

The women complied, handing over about $80 in cash as well as credit cards and cell phones.  All three suspects got away.  The incident was reported to police shortly after the crime around 2:20 am.  It happened on Burgundy between Toulouse and St. Peter streets.

So far, police have not identified the two men who allegedly were part of the armed robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Asbury is asked to contact Detective Paul Johnson or any member of the Eighth District Persons Crimes Unit at 504-658-6080.  You can also 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 an arrest..

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