NOPD: Person of interest sought in cabbie robbery

Published: Mar. 9, 2016 at 9:58 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with the March 6 armed robbery of a cab driver tin the St. Claude neighborhood.

The male victim told police that shortly after 2 a.m., he picked up an passenger at a convenience store near the intersection of North Rampart Street and Ursulines Avenue. The driver told police that the passenger demanded that he make several stops during the trip. At the last stop happened at the intersection of Urquhart and France streets, the passenger pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol and demanded the driver's cell phone and wallet. He then got out of the cab and fled on foot.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified a person of interest who may have information on the incident. The person of interest was described as a black male wearing a dark baseball cap, a black shirt and dark pants. He was captured on surveillance video.

The Fifth District investigative unit is in charge of the on-going investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6050.

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  

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