Armed robber wears wig, carries purse to get away with cash


POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:05pm

A man wearing a wig and carrying a woman’s handbag is wanted for the armed robbery of a New Orleans gas station.

The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 26 just before 5:00 p.m. Reports say the man walked into the store, approached the cashier and then pulled out the gun. The suspect demanded money and fled the scene with just under $700.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’0”-5’08” tall, weighing about 150-155 pounds, medium build, brown complexion. He was wearing dark blue jeans, dark blue short sleeve t-shirt with a grey long sleeve t-shirt underneath, black sunglasses, with a white baseball cap with a black “Air Jordan” silhouette on front and carrying a brown female’s wig carrying a black cotton tote "woman's" handbag with two straps and unknown white writing on the front.

If you know anything about this incident or the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at (800) 903-7867.

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