(September 10, 2013)- Eighth District detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a masked male who robbed a woman of her purse as she walked in the 800 block of Dumaine Street. The incident occurred Monday September 9, 2013, around 9:20pm.
Late Monday evening, the victim was walking from Royal Street and turned Northbound onto Dumaine Street. The victim stated she was approached by a masked gunman. The suspect produced a black semi-automatic hand gun and demanded her purse. The victim complied and the suspect ran off and jumped into a white sedan that was waiting nearby. The vehicle fled westbound on Dauphine Street. This incident was captured on video surveillance.
The suspect is described as an African American male wearing a white tank top and dark colored shorts. A copy of the surveillance can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/_2HrH5A2QSo.
Detective Steve Nolan is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes 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 to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). 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
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 Frank B. Robertson, III