Law Enforcement Seeking Identity of Suspect Responsible for Two New Orleans Bank Robberies
NEW ORLEANS—The FBI New Orleans Field Office and the New Orleans Police Department are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the subject who attempted to rob Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company at 200 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, and later robbed Capital One Bank at 4121 Canal Street in New Orleans.
On Thursday, January 2, 2020, at approximately 2:35 p.m., the unknown male suspect entered the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company located at 200 St. Charles Avenue, approached the teller counter, brandished a black handgun, and presented a note demanding money. Prior to obtaining any U.S. currency, the suspect exited Gulf Coast Bank and Trust. Following the attempted robbery, the suspect fled the bank on a bicycle.
Occurring also on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at approximately 3:06 p.m., the unknown male suspect entered the Capital One Bank located at 4121 Canal Street, approached the teller counter, brandished a black handgun, and presented a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the suspect exited Capital One Bank and fled the bank on a bicycle.
The suspect is described as an African-American male, approximately 5’11” to 6’1”, between 190 to 210 pounds, approximately 40 to 50 years old, with a slender to medium build. He was wearing a dark blue Dickies work shirt and pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Field Office at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Crimestoppers GNO is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of the subject responsible for this crime.
The public can visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information about suspects wanted for bank robbery.