More video, photos obtained of suspects in string of armed robberies _lowres


The New Orleans Police Department has obtained additional surveillance videos and photos of three suspects wanted in connection with a number of armed robberies in and near the French Quarter, according to a news release issued by the NOPD.

The suspects are believed to be responsible for the following robberies:

On Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, shortly after 11 p.m., 26- and 27-year-old females were walking in the 1200 block of Bourbon Street when they were approached by two suspects, one armed with a gun. The suspects demanded their property. The victims complied and gave the suspects their purses. The suspects fled down Bourbon Street toward Esplanade Avenue.

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, shortly before 1 a.m., a 22-year-old female and 26-year-old male were talking near the intersection of North Rampart and Mandeville streets when an armed suspect brandishing a gun approached them and demanded their property. The victims complied and gave the suspect their wallets. The suspect fled down North Rampart Street, turning onto Mandeville Street.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, shortly before 9 p.m., the 51-year-old female victim was walking in the 500 block of Dauphine Street when she was approached by two men, one armed with a gun. The suspects demanded the victim’s property. When the victiim told the men she did not have anything, the armed man struck her in the back of the head with the gun. Both suspects fled down Saint Louis Street toward Bourbon Street.

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at approximately 5 a.m., a 29-year-old male victim and two females, 30 and 32 years old, were walking in the 500 block of St. Philip Street when they were approached by three men, one of them armed with a gun. he gunman demanded the victims’ property at which time two of the victims complied and gave the men their wallets and cell phones. The suspects fled down St. Philip Street toward the river.

The suspects were described as three black males with thin builds, approximately 5-feet 8-inches to 6-feet tall, and all three appeared to be approximately 19 years old.

The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6080.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. A cash reward up to $2,500 may be paid for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible persons.