On Wednesday, January 01, 2014, at or about 1:00am, the three victims were walking in the 1000 block of Frenchmen when they were approached by two unknown males armed with firearms. The gunmen demanded the victims’ property and after the victims complied, the gunmen told the victims to run. The perpetrators fled on Frenchmen to N. Rampart and then on N. Rampart towards Elysian Fields and then unknown. Detectives recovered surveillance footage of the incident. The perpetrators are also responsible for an Armed Robbery in the 2100 block of N. Rampart which occurred minutes later on the same date.
The perpetrators were described as:
#1 - African-American male, approximately 5'11" tall with a medium complexion and medium build. The subject appeared to be 18-24 years old. He was clad in dark colored clothing and skull cap.
#2 - African-American male, approximately 6'01" tall with a slim build, medium complexion. T
The subject appeared to be 24-28 years old.
The second surveillance video can be viewed on Youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuQ3AdNnL-A&feature=youtu.be
The first surveillance video can be viewed on Youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1wzf9KCgYU&feature=youtu.be
Eighth District Detective Steve Nolan is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6733.
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.
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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