Suspect sought for French Quarter bank robbery

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NEW ORLEANS — NOPD is investigating a bank robbery in the French Quarter.

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According to FBI New Orleans, the robbery happened about 3 p.m. at Whitney Bank in the 400 block of Chartres Street, where a lone white man approached the counter and presented a note to the teller saying he had a weapon and demanded money.

The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber fled the bank.

The robber is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, between 30 – 40 years old, with a medium build and brown hair. He wore a black baseball hat, a black t-shirt, and had a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber.