May 152014
Police are looking for Milton Carter, 23, in connection with a robbery just off South Claiborne last week. (photo via NOPD)

Police are looking for Milton Carter, 23, in connection with a robbery just off South Claiborne last week. (photo via NOPD)

A man in his 50s was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon on Jackson Avenue near St. Charles Avenue, police said, and they are seeking the public’s help in finding an armed robber in a case from South Claiborne Avenue last week.

Robbery on Jackson Avenue. (map via NOPD)

Robbery on Jackson Avenue. (map via NOPD)

In Wednesday’s case, the victim was confronted by a man on a bicycle who pointed a gun at him around 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Jackson Avenue, according to the initial police report. The gunman took his belongings and left, the report states.

In a separate case, police are looking for another man who stole a bicycle, then pointed a gun at the victim who chased after him on South Claiborne Avenue. The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Milton Carter (pictured above), but police are still trying to locate him, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III.

For details on the South Claiborne case, see the full news release below:

New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted for an armed robbery which occurred at the intersection of Milan and South Derbigny Street.

On Friday, May 9, 2014 at about 12:35 P.M., the victim stated he parked his bicycle and walked into a convenience store in the 4100 block of South Claiborne Ave. According to the victim he observed an unknown African American male riding off on his bicycle. The victim ran out of the store and caught up with the suspect. The victim stated he ordered the suspect to return his bike at which time the suspect reached into his pants and pulled out a black revolver and stated” This is my bike now and empty your pockets!” The victim fearing for his safety handed over $50.00 in cash. The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s bicycle and cash.

The suspect is described as an African American male, dark complexion. The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans with a white shirt wrapped around his head.

Detective Jerry Baldwin is in charge of the investigation.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime 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.

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