NOPD: Suspect sought for armed robbery of taxi driver

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The NOPD is looking for an armed robbery suspect who robbed a cab driver.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on October 9, 2016, the victim reported that he responded to a call for a taxi in the 3200 block of General DeGaulle Drive. The suspect got into the cab and the driver took the unknown male to the intersection of Texas Drive and Seine Street. Upon arrival at that location, the unknown male produced a knife and the two became involved in a physical altercation that left the driver injured. The suspect then took the money from the cab and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male 5’6” to 5’8” tall and weighing 130-150 pounds. He has a dark complexion, thin build, and is approximately 25 – 30 years old. He appeared to have a tattoo of the letters M.O.B. and an arrow on his left hand.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the perpetrator please contact any NOPD Fourth District detective at 504-658-6040. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.