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Person of Interest Sought in Attempted Armed Robbery

December 04, 2013

New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the man pictured below, who may have additional information regarding an Attempted Armed Robbery that occurred on Sunday, November 17, 2013, in the 8700 block of South Claiborne Avenue.    

Shortly after 10:00 A.M., the victim advised police that he was attempting to secure his bicycle when he was approached by an unknown African-American male wearing a grey shirt with the hood pulled over his head.  The subject grabbed the victim by the collar of his shirt and a struggle then ensued.  The subject alleged that he had a weapon, but a weapon was never seen.   During the struggle, a second unknown African-American male approached from the rear and sprayed an unknown type of aerosol onto the victim.  The subject began striking the victim with a closed fist as the first subject demanded for the victim’s keys.  Both subjects subsequently fled northbound on Eagle Street, then unknown without any of the victim’s property. 

The first subject was described as an African-American male, light complexion, heavy build, tattoos on both arms, and a short hairstyle with a beard.  He was last seen wearing a grey shirt with a hood and dark colored pants. 

The second suspect was described as an African-American male wearing a dark shirt, dark colored pants, and a light colored hat with light colored gloves.  The subject was also carrying a dark colored duffel bag. 

Second District Detective Michael DiMarco is in charge of the investigation.  

Person of Interest:

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).  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for 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 .  

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 is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.   To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit    

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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Last updated: 12/4/2013 4:38:52 PM

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