New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
NOPD is looking for a Pair Who Robbed a Popular Uptown Record Store
(June 24, 2012)- Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a pair who robbed a record store located in the 1000 block of Broadway Street.
The pair casually walked into the store on June 22, 2012 around 9:59pm. The cross dressing man approached the register asking the store clerk to use the restroom while the other male went to the front door as look out. The cross dressing man then walked behind the counter and demanded the clerk to open the register while the other man ordered the other employee to the manager’s office to open the safe. The pair made off with a little over $2,000 in cash, both men fled on foot in unknown direction. The incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance camera.
The first perpetrator is described as a cross dressing black male, stocky build, approximately 6’0 wearing a black dress, with a dark and wig.
The second perpetrator is described as a black male, light complexion, approximately 5’08 tall, wearing dark jeans and a dark shirt, with a bandanna around his face.
A copy of the video will be disseminated to local media.
Detective Jerry Baldwin is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6020.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III
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