Suspect snatched backpack from victim in French Quarter simple robbery incident, New Orleans Police say

(Photo: Courtesy of NOPD)
New Orleans Police are seeking the identity of a suspect wanted in an alleged simply robbery incident in the French Quarter on Sunday.

The incident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Dauphine and Iberville streets, where the suspect (pictured above) approached a victim and snatched their backpack before fleeing the scene, New Orleans Police said.

The male suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build, short hair and a clean cut beard. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.