NOPD searching for Uptown burglary suspect

NOPD searching for Uptown burglary suspect

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are searching for a suspect they say burglarized a Green Street home and then assaulted the victim when she tried to stop him.

The burglary happened Wednesday, just before 3:30 p.m., in the 9000 block of Green Street.

The suspect was in the process of burglarizing a home when the victim returned. The suspect was seen walking away from the victim's residence, pulling a garbage can filled with her belongings.

When she tried to stop him, he elbowed her in the mouth, causing minor injuries. He then fled the scene.

The suspect, described as a black man, possibly goes by the name of "Darius".

He is approximately 50, standing about six-feet tall, weighing 250 pounds.

Police believe the subject watched the residence and proceeded to burglarize the home over a three-hour period.

The incident was captured on a video surveillance system.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020.

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