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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD Needs Your Help In Identifying And Locating A Suspect Wanted For Purse Snatching In The French Quarter

June 30, 2013

On Saturday, June 29, 2013, at or about 12:00am, the victims were walking back to their hotel when they stopped and ask a male for directions to their hotel.   The male told them to follow him and he would show them.  While walking the victim stumbled at Toulouse and Dauphine Streets at which the man took her purse and fled. 

The perpetrator is described as a white male, approximately 30 -40 years of age wearing a bluish green hat, a bluish green t-shirt with a logo on the front and back and blue jeans.

Please note this is not a photograph but a computer composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707. 

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward.   Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit   http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/

 Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact. 

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.   

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.

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Officer Garry Flot

 
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Last updated: 7/1/2013 12:46:50 PM

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