Man and woman sought after Bourbon Street encounter leads to robbery, NOPD says

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for a man and a woman who are suspected of robbing an intoxicated victim at a hotel following a September 20 encounter on Bourbon Street.

The NOPD said the incident occurred on September 20 at midnight when the victim reported getting separated from his friends on Bourbon Street and that he met an unknown black female who offered to help find his hotel room.

Instead, according to the NOPD, the woman allegedly led him to a different hotel.

When the victim walked into the hotel’s elevator, a male suspect entered before the doors closed, and struck the victim over the head, causing the victim to lose consciousness.

The victim regained consciousness, the NOPD said, and discovered that his phone was missing, and two debit cards were missing from his wallet.

The victim could not provide a description of either subject, but did recall that the female subject wore yellow stripped pants.

The NOPD released a surveillance camera picture of the alleged woman.

The stolen debit cards were subsequently used at several locations causing approximately $3,088.12 in fraudulent charges, the NOPD said.

Security cameras from a Walmart in Kenner showed a woman clad in yellow stripped pants using the cards at the self-checkout counter, the NOPD said.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity and whereabouts of the wanted subjects is asked to contact Detective Ron Howard at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Amite man suspected of carrying Glock 19 with extended magazine on Bourbon Street

Brandon Curry. Courtesy of NOPD.

An Amite man was arrested on October 6 after he was allegedly caught with a loaded Glock 19 handgun with extended magazine on Bourbon Street, the New Orleans Police Department said.

New Orleans Police Department Eighth District Promenade officers arrested 32-year-old Brandon Curry at about 12:28 a.m. in the 400 block of Bourbon Street after he was found in possession of the Glock 19, which shoots nine millimeter bullets; the extended magazine and 12 additional rounds of ammunition.

The NOPD arrested an Amite man for illegally carrying a firearm in the Eighth District.

According to NOPD, Curry has a felony conviction of aggravated assault with a firearm in Tangipahoa Parish and is forbidden from possessing a gun, adding that Curry recently completed five years of probation related to the charge.

A record check revealed the firearm was reported stolen by the Amite Police Department.

Curry was booked on suspicion of illegal carrying of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm. He was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

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.

NOPD: Suspects distracted Bourbon Street bartender, then stole cash

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said two men are wanted after one allegedly distracted a bartender in the 800 block of Bourbon St., while the other grabbed cash from a bank bag on September 8.

The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m., according to the NOPD, adding that the suspects left the bar in an unknown direction.

The NOPD released a surveillance camera still photo allegedly showing the suspects, which is pictured above.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the two men are asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

NOPD searches for Bourbon Street transgender pickpocket suspect

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for an alleged transgender suspect wanted in connection to a pickpocket incident that occurred in the 400 block of Bourbon St. on September 22.

According to the NOPD, the victim was walking along Bourbon Street at about 3:45 a.m. when he was approached by the female transgender suspect.

The victim accepted a hug from the suspect, who allegedly stole unidentified property from the victim.

The NOPD released a picture of the alleged suspect, which is pictured above.

The NOPD requests anyone with information on this incident is requested to call Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at  1-877-903-7867.

Police search for man named ‘Slim’ suspected in St. Louis Street armed robbery on Sept. 25

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for an unidentified man by the name of “Slim” who allegedly robbed a victim using a knife in the 900 block of St. Louis St. on September 25.

The victim was walking down Conti Street , according to the NOPD, when at about 4:48 a.m. a black male who goes by the nickname of “Slim” approached him holding a small pocketknife in his right hand and demanded the victim’s property.

The victim complied and handed over his wallet and money. The suspect then fled down Conti towards North Rampart Street, according to the NOPD.

The suspect is described has five foot nine inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a pair of gray colored shorts, dark colored t-shirt, black slippers with black socks and wore a dark-colored bandana or skull cap on top of his head, according to the NOPD.

Police released an alleged surveillance photo of the suspect, which is pictured above.

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

Robbery suspects sought after Sept. 15 attack on Bourbon Street

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is searching for a man and a woman who are wanted in connection to an alleged strong arm robbery in the 700 block of Bourbon St. on September 15.

According to the NOPD, the victim was sitting on a curb at about 4:46 a.m. when was approached by an unknown black male who engaged in a short conversation with him before the man punched him in the face and then stomping on his head.

After the victim was allegedly battered, according to the NOPD, an unknown black female picked the victim’s property off the ground then her and her male counterpart fled down Bourbon Street in an unspecified direction.

The NOPD requests that anyone with information on this incident to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.

Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded handgun on Bourbon Street

James Thompson. Photo courtesy of NOPD.

New Orleans police on September 18 arrested a man on Bourbon Street after he was allegedly found carrying a loaded handgun.

At about 10:37 p.m., New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Eighth District detectives stopped 34-year-old James Thompson in the 400 block of Bourbon St. after suspecting him of carrying a concealed firearm.

Thompson was searched and police allegedly discovered a loaded handgun in the waistband of his pants.

The NOPD said Thompason wasn’t in possession of a concealed carry permit and subsequently arrested.

Thompson was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed firearm.

NOPD searches for Sept. 5 Canal Stret robbery suspect

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking to locate and identify a man accused of striking and robbing a victim in the 1000 block of Canal St. on September 5.

According to the NOPD, the victim told police that he was walking down Canal Street at about 3:15 a.m. when the suspect approached from behind and struck the victim in the back of the head.

While the victim was reportedly on the ground, according to the NOPD, the suspect allegedly removed the victim’s cell phone from his wallet and fled the scene.

A surveillance camera photo released by the NOPD pictured above allegedly shows the suspect.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded gun, weed arrested on Canal Street

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The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested a man on Canal Street on September 16 after he was caught carrying a loaded handgun.

According to the NOPD, detectives with the Eighth District Task Force who were on foot patrol in the 500 bock of Canal St. near Exchange Alley approached 31-year-old Kevin Ford as he smoked a hand-rolled cigar. The smoke smelled like marijuana, according to the NOPD,.

Police searched Ford’s backpack, according to the NOPD, discovering additional marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Police didn’t identify the type of gun or amount of marijuana discovered on Ford.

Ford was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal carrying of a firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.