New Orleans police are seeking two men wanted for separate armed robberies that happened Sunday morning in the French Quarter.
The first suspect is wanted for robbing a 21-year-old man in the 800 block of Conti Street shortly before 5 a.m.
In that case, the victim was walking when a man armed with a gun approached him from behind. The robber demanded his property, and the victim complied. The robber then fled toward North Rampart Street with the man’s Air Jordan shoes, gold chains, phone and cash.
The suspect was described as a 5-foot-3 black man with a thin build, short hair and a slight mustache. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
About an hour later, a 33-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of Chartres Street when another man approached him from behind, grabbed him and pushed him into a wall. The robber, who had a gun, demanded the victim’s property.
The 33-year-old man complied, and threw his wallet and iPhone 4s to the ground. The robber took them and shoved him before fleeing west on Chartres.
The suspect in this case was described as a black man, 5-foot-11, 150 to 160 pounds and with a mustache. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black tennis shoes.
The 8th District Investigative Unit is in charge of both investigations and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.