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Thief posing as Walmart worker steals $120,000 from Gentilly store

1 year 5 months 1 day ago July 03, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Friday, July 03 2015 July 03, 2015 2:39 PM in News
Source: WWLTV.com

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Walmart on Chef Menteur Highway dressed as a cashier and stole $120,000 in cash.

According to WWLTV.com, New Orleans police released surveillance video showing the suspect robbing the Gentilly area Walmart around 4:45 a.m. Friday.

Police are asking for help identifying the unknown black man seen forcing an employees into an office at gunpoint and demanding cash at the Walmart located at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway.

The Walmart employee complied and handed over a large amount of cash. The unknown male received $120,000 in cash, police said.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and got into the passenger's side of an awaiting gold colored vehicle. The vehicle fled the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a Walmart vest, blue shirt, dark colored jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Raionda Edgerson at (504) 658-6030 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (504) 822-1111.

 

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