NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Fourth District officers are searching a man - last seen carrying a chainsaw - in connection with a simple robbery that occurred Jan. 16 in Algiers.
The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. in the 3600 block of MacArthur Boulevard.
Police said the victim was sitting in the parking lot in a red pickup truck when he was approached by the subject, who asked him for money to get something to eat. When the victim went into his wallet to get the money, the subject reached into the vehicle and took all of the victim's cash. The subject then fled the location on foot.
The subject was last seen wearing a black and grey jacket, blue jeans and carrying a chainsaw.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.