NOPD searches for Sept. 5 Canal Street robbery suspect

Courtesy of the NOPD.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking to locate and identify a man accused of striking and robbing a victim in the 1000 block of Canal St. on September 5.

According to the NOPD, the victim told police that he was walking down Canal Street at about 3:15 a.m. when the suspect approached from behind and struck the victim in the back of the head.

While the victim was reportedly on the ground, according to the NOPD, the suspect allegedly removed the victim’s cell phone from his wallet and fled the scene.

A surveillance camera photo released by the NOPD pictured above allegedly shows the suspect.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.