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Suspect sought in three armed robberies; attempted rape

New Orleans Police are seeking a brown of red van wanted in connection with an attempted rape and several armed robberies. (Source: NOPD) New Orleans Police are seeking a brown of red van wanted in connection with an attempted rape and several armed robberies. (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is looking for a suspect wanted in connection to multiple armed robberies and an attempted rape Tuesday morning in the Third District.

Police say between 5:45 a.m. and 6:15 a.m., an unknown black male robbed three individuals and attempted to sexually assault a fourth person.

The suspect took cash from a man in the 6200 block of Eads Street, a backpack from a woman in the 4300 block of Lotus Street, and a man's cell phone in the 2700 block of Selma Street.

He then attempted to sexually assault a woman in the 5700 block of St. Anthony Avenue before fleeing the area on foot.

The perpetrator is described as a black male with a dark complexion who is in his 20s to early 30s. He is approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build and a beard.

He was wearing a red baseball cap, red shirt, and dark pants.

The vehicle used by the suspect is described as a brown or reddish colored minivan.

If you have any information that can investigators, contact Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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