Aug 26, 2014 11:59 AM by Dave Fields
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department seeks public help to locate and identify an unknown male wanted in connection with an alleged armed robbery that occurred Monday night at the Auto Zone located in New Orleans East.
Last night, shortly before 9:00 p.m., the subject entered the business at at 9200 Morrison Road brandishing a chrome revolver handgun demanding money from the cash registers. The employees complied and placed an undisclosed amount of currency into the subject's black bag. The subject subsequently left the store and entered the passenger side of a green, possibly teal, unknown make/model vehicle and fled eastbound on Morrison Road, then unknown.
The subject was described as an African-American male, dark complexion, approximately 5'4" to 5'5" in height, thin build, approximately 115 to 120 pounds, and wearing a blue/white handkerchief to conceal his nose and mouth. He was last seen wearing a red hooded jacket with a plaid hood, black pants, possibly 'Dickie' brand, white gloves, a dark-colored baseball hat, and dark-colored shoes with white soles.
The handgun was described as a chrome revolver, possibly a .357 Smith & Wesson, with a brown handle.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. Still photos can be seen below.
If you have information regarding this crime or the identity of the perpetrator, please notify Seventh District Detectives at 504-658-6077, or Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS anonymously.