Cell phone theft suspect threatens victim with knife on Royal Street, NOPD says

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A man is wanted after being suspected of stealing a cell phone from a victim, who chased the suspect before the suspect threatened him with a knife on Royal Street on September 23, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

The NOPD is searching for 26-year-old Frederico Turner, who it says is suspected of simple robbery and aggravated assault.

Detectives determined that Turner was inside a business in the 100 block of Royal St. at about 5:58 p.m. when he allegedly snatched a cell phone out of the victim’s hand and fled on foot.

The victim tried to follow Turner, according to the NOPD, but pulled a knife and threatened to kill the victim if he continued to chase him.

NOPD Eighth District detectives request that anyone with information about this incident or whereabouts of Turner to call 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.