Police search for three men suspected in a purse-snatching incident on Royal Street

Courtesy of the NOPD.

Three men are sought by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) for their alleged involvement in an attempted purse-snatching incident in the 700 block of Royal St. on August 11.

According to the NOPD, the alleged incident occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 700 block of Royal St. when the victim crossed paths with three unknown black males. One suspect asked the victim for a cigarette, according to the NOPD, then grabbed her purse.

The victim immediately grabbed her purse with both hands and tried to prevent it from being taken, according to the NOPD, at which point a struggle ensued. The victim fell to the ground and the man allegedly dragged the victim to the 600 block of St. Peter St., according to the NOPD.

The victim eventually let go of her purse and the suspect ran off, but dropped the purse along the way, according to the NOPD. A witness returned the purse to the victim, according to NOPD, and was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

NOPD Eighth District Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call them directly at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111, or toll-free at 877-903-7867.