New Orleans police have released surveillance video of the robbery of a Carrollton business on Thursday afternoon and are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
A masked gunman robbed the business in the 3500 block of South Carrollton while it was open around 3:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, police have said. For details, see the following news release from the New Orleans Police Department (additional videos are embedded below):
Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a masked suspect wanted for an armed robbery which occurred at a restaurant in the 3500 block of South Carrollton Avenue.
On Thursday May 15, 2014, around 3:18pm, the masked suspect ran into the store and ordered everyone to get on the floor. Three of the store’s four employees ran out of the store while a fourth was held by the robber. The suspect demanded the remaining employee to open the cash register which she complied and ran for safety. The suspect emptied the cash register and fled out of the rear of the store.
The perpetrator is described as an African American male, 20-25 years-old, approximately 5’4” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. The suspect was wearing a blue camouflage hoodie, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The Second District’s Robbery Unit 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. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org