Posted: Monday, 21 July 2014 12:26PM
Armored truck carjacked in Uptown New Orleans
The FBI is asking for help finding a man who carjacked an armored truck in Uptown New Orleans.
"Today, at approximately 8:40 a.m., a Dunbar Armored truck was robbed." Spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said in a news release. "The robber forced his way into the armored car at gunpoint when one of the guards returned from the business."
She says it happened while the guards were stopped at a business in the 200 block of Broadway Street, near Leake Avenue.
"The robber forced the guards to drive the truck to the area of Chestnut and Audubon streets, where he fled the truck on foot in an unknown direction, taking a bag containing an unknown amount of money from the truck," Romig said.
She offered the following description:
Black male, mid 20s - early 30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build. He was wearing a long-sleeve blue shirt, dark pants, white cloth gloves with rubber tips, and a white garden style hat covering his face.
Romig requests, "Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111."