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.