Police searching for suspect in Earhart Blvd. armed robbery

Police searching for suspect in Earhart Blvd. armed robbery

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a suspect they believe was involved in an armed robbery.

Police say the incident happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Earhart Boulevard.

The victim told police that he was working in a mechanic's yard when black male entered the yard and approached him. The suspect then produced a black revolver, robbed the victim and fled the scene on foot westbound along Earhart Blvd.

Surveillance video captured the suspect walking along the street outside of a location near the crime scene.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion who is believed to be between 20-25 years old. He stands at 5'6" tall, weighs about 150 pounds with a slim build, short brown hair, short beard and brown eyes.

The suspect was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, khaki pants, black socks and sports-type sandals.

If anyone has any information about the incident or the identity of the suspect, they are asked to contact Second District detectives at (504) 658-6020 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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