In the most recent case, a man in his early 20s was in the 1900 block of Constance Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached by a group of four men, according to the NOPD report. They demanded his belongings, and when he handed them over, they hit him in the head with a gun and left, the reports show.
Surveillance images and video show a four men and a driver in a vehicle that appears to be a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu from 2004 or 2005 with a gray hood.
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In the Irish Channel, the robbery at knifepoint was reported around 11:45 p.m. Sunday on Seventh Street near Constance. The victim was walking in the block when she was approached by a man who tried to grab her purse, and she held on to it until he pulled out a knife, said Sgt. David Barnes of the Sixth District investigations unit. Her phone and purse were later recovered, Barnes said, but investigators are still trying to identify the suspect caught on a number of surveillance cameras.
Surveillance images show a man trying to use stolen credit cards at South Claiborne Avenue businesses at General Taylor and Josephine streets, the reports state. The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black man with a low haircut wearing dark clothing, and he was captured in one image on a red-and-white beach cruiser-style bicycle and in a different image wearing distinctive black-and-white hat with a skull image on it, the report states.
* * *In the unarmed robbery, a woman was sitting in her car in the 2800 block of Carondelet Street around 6:30 a.m. June 22 when she was approached by a man who demanded her purse, the reports state. He blocked her from closing her car door, and they argued for several minutes before she finally gave him $40 in cash, said Detective Drew Deacon this week. He continued his demands, and she began screaming and frightened him off, Deacon said.
The suspect in this case is described as a thin, clean-shaven, dark-skinned black man at least 6 feet tall, with bloodshot eyes and wearing a black T-shirt with white writing on the front and blue jeans.
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Finally, police are also looking for a suspect recently identified in a break-in earlier this year in the Riverbend, authorities said.Ivan Sippo, 50, is wanted in connection with a January burglary in the 7400 block of Hampson Street.
“Ivan Sippo is a career criminal with arrests dating back to 1977,” according to a news release from the NOPD Second District. “His arrest history consists of 24 Felony arrests and 12 Misdemeanor arrests. He is currently wanted for Burglary as well as three Municipal Attachments.”
Anyone with information in any of these cases is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.