An attempted wallet snatching on Dec. 6 turned into a simple robbery on Dauphine Street, the New Orleans Police Department said, with the suspects leaving the scene in a Chevrolet pickup truck with front end damage.
The NOPD said the incident occurred at approximately 6:55 a.m. in the 600 block of Dauphine St. when a female suspect approached the male victim and attempted to take the victim’s wallet.
The man pushed the suspect away, the NOPD said, at which time a male suspect approached and pinned the victim near the truck so the female suspect could take the victim’s wallet.
The female suspect took the victim’s wallet and then drove away, along with her partner, in the pickup truck down Dauphine Street, the NOPD said.
The female suspect is described as white, standing about five foot eight inches tall with long black hair, approximately 40 years old and wearing black and white tights.
The NOPD described the male suspect as “brown-skinned” with medium build and a bald head, clad in a dark green jacket and wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.
The NOPD released a surveillance photo of the alleged suspects and their truck on Dec. 12.
The photo shows a tan-colored truck with driver’s side front end damage.
The NOPD asks anyone with information on this incident to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers GNO at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
Police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a simple robbery that occurred in the 900 block of St. Louis St. on Dec. 9, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:05 a.m., the NOPD said.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
A man who was illegally carrying a loaded handgun and a blunt was arrested in the 400 block of Bourbon St. on September 9, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).
Demarkius Williams, 27, was apparently celebrating his birthday with a loaded Smith and Wesson .40-caliber handgun and marijuana in the French Quarter when he was arrested by NOPD Eighth District Task Force officers in the 400 block of Bourbon St. at approximately 10:51 p.m.
In addition to the handgun and the weed, the NOPD said it found a magazine filled with 14 rounds of live ammunition.
Williams was transported to the Eighth District station then booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center where he is accused of allegedly carrying a concealed firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.