New Orleans police searching for suspect in Stein Mart armed robbery Saturday _lowres

New Orleans police are searching for a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of Stein Mart at 5300 Tchoupitoulas Street Saturday.

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New Orleans police are searching for a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of Stein Mart at 5300 Tchoupitoulas Street Saturday.

Around 5 p.m. Saturday, a security guard saw the suspect trying to leave the store with merchandise he did not purchase, the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. When the guard stopped him, the suspect allegedly produced a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at the guard and fled eastbound on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Police describe the suspect as a man in his 20s, 5-feet 8-inches tall and about 175 pounds. He has a Mohawk hairstyle and a birthmark on his face. He was wearing a white “Storm Trooper” hooded jacket, a black V-neck shirt, a white undershirt and black pants, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 504-658-6020.