NOPD says male with visible limp burglarized Esplanade Avenue residence

New Orleans Police are searching for a male suspect after he allegedly burglarized a residence on Tuesday while it was burglarized and threw the female occupant on the ground after he was confronted.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Esplanade Avenue when the suspect entered the residence while the occupant was asleep, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The NOPD said that the female occupant woke up to find the alleged suspect rummaging through her belongings and attempted to stop him, but he threw her down. The man, who is described as an unknown Black male and walks with a visible limp, fled the scene on a bicycle while still in possession of the victim’s belongings.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Those who want to report information anonymously can call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. The NOPD said that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The NOPD has provided a picture of the alleged suspect, which is shown below.