ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police need help identifying a man who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint in Algiers on Wednesday.
Around 12:52 a.m., the man walked into the gas station in the 3000 block of Gen. DeGaulle Dr. and pulled out a handgun. Police said he demanded money from the cashier.
A brief struggle ensued and the cashier was struck in the head with the perpetrator's gun. The incident was caught on the store's surveillance cameras.
The cashier is in the hospital with a broken jaw, according to a source. The suspect fled the location in an unknown white SUV.
The gunman is described as a black male with a medium build. He is approximately 5'11" to 6' tall and weighs 150-200 pounds.
If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the man, please contact any Fourth District detective at 504-658-6040. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.