NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - NOPD released surveillance video of the suspect wanted for a purse snatching that involved an 82-year-old woman.
On July 16 at about 12:30 p.m., the elderly victim told police she was getting into her vehicle on Frenchmen Street when an unknown black male approached her from the side and grabbed her purse. The victim fought with the suspect but she was unable to hold on to her property. She fell to the ground and the perpetrator fled the scene on Burgundy Street. The victim was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening injury as a result of the scuffle.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" with a thin build. He was wearing a white shirt and a white hat with red marijuana leaves on it.
If you have any information about this incident or can identify the perpetrator, contact any Eighth District Detective at (504) 658-6080.