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Posted: Sunday, 30 June 2013 1:23PM

French Quarter purse snatcher

New Orleans cops are asking for help catching a purse snatcher in the French Quarter. 

"On Saturday, June 29, 2013, at or about 12:00am, the victims were walking back to their hotel," according to an NOPD news release.

It says they stopped to "ask a male for directions to their hotel."

Detectives say that's when the man offered to walk with them to their hotel.

"While walking, the victim stumbled at Toulouse and Dauphine Streets at which the man took her purse and fled," according to the release.

Investigators worked with the victims to create the above computer sketch.

"The perpetrator is described as a white male, approximately 30 -40 years of age wearing a bluish green hat, a bluish green t-shirt with a logo on the front and back and blue jeans," the release said.

How can someone report a tip?

"Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detective Michael Flores at (504) 658-6707.  Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. 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. "

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