NOPD searches for suspect who allegedly snatched food stamp card, punched victim in the face

Surveillance camera footage of the alleged Feb. 9 suspect who snatched a victim’s food stamp card. Courtesy of the NOPD.

A suspect allegedly punched a victim in the face Feb. 9 after snatching their food stamp card on Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police.

According to New Orleans Police, the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Canal Street when the suspect allegedly snatched a food stamp card out of the hands of the victim.

The victim reportedly made an attempt to retrieve the card from the suspect, who struck the victim in the face and fled the scene, New Orleans Police said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.