Alleged purse snatcher on Orleans Street sought by NOPD

Courtesy of the NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for an unidentified man who it says snatched a purse from a woman in the French Quarter on July 18.

According to the NOPD, the man walked up to a woman sitting on the front steps of her residence in the 800 block of Orleans Street and took the purse sitting on the woman’s lap. The incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m., according to the NOPD.

The NOPD described the suspect as a black male approximately six foot, two inches, and wearing a black shirt.

The NOPD requests that anyone with information about the identity and whereabouts of the man or the incident to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 and 877-903-7867.

Approximate location of 800 Orleans Street.