On Saturday, September 28, 2013, at or about 2:30am, the victim and her friend were walking back to their hotel. The victim’s purse was snatched out of her hand as they approached the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville Streets. The victim and a bystander chased the perpetrators on Iberville towards Dauphine and then on Dauphine towards Canal Street.
Detectives obtained surveillance footage of the suspects prior to the robbery and then running away from the victim. The surveillance video shows two black males, approximately 18 -25 years of age, with short hair and wearing what appeared to be dark matching t-shirts with some sort of design on them, dark jeans and possibly matching tennis shoes. The subject were walking on Dauphine Street towards Iberville and then on Iberville towards Bourbon moments prior to the robbery. The robbery occurred just outside the view of the camera. The video then shows the same two subjects running away from the scene followed by the victim and a bystander.
The videos of the two suspects can be viewed on the link provided below.
Eighth District Investigations Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at(504)658-6707/MFlores@nola.gov
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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.
Officer Garry Flot