NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man who may have critical information about a home invasion and sexual assault that occurred on Monday.
The incident occurred at about 12 a.m. in the 2000 block North Villere Street. The victim told police she was awakened by a man standing over her bed. The suspect produced a pistol and demanded cash. After the victim complied, the man sexually assaulted her.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that a masked man tried to withdraw cash at an ATM in the 8800 block of South Claiborne Avenue using the victim's stolen credit card.
The person of interest is described as about 6' tall and 170 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white bandanna to cover his face, dark pants and white or light gray tennis shoes.
Special Victims Detective Keisha Ferdinand is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.