Public help sought in cell phone snatching incident on Canal Street

(Photo: The man wanted in a June 25 suspected simple robbery on Canal Street. | NOPD)
New Orleans Police are requesting public assistance with identifying and locating a man sought in connection to a simple robbery incident that occurred Friday on Canal Street.

The incident was reported at about 8:19 p.m. after the man, pictured above, was allegedly captured on a surveillance camera snatching a cell phone from a female victim’s hands in an elevator of a building located in the 500 block of Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police. The man fled the location after the incident.

The man is described as a Black male standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black baseball cap and dark-colored track pants with white stripes, according to New Orleans Police.

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