Reward offered, FBI looking for suspect in ‘bank takeover and robbery’ in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (WHLT) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in the robbery of the First NBC Bank in Kentwood, Louisiana on Monday.

In a written release FBI Public Affairs Specialist Brett Carr says that the suspect, described as a black male approximately 6’0″ to 6’1″ tall and 180 to 200 pounds in his late twenties to mid thirties wearing a black ski mask, gray “Frogg Toggs” rain suit, sunglasses, and black gloves, robbed the bank at approximately 9:45am on November 21, 2016.

Carr says the suspect entered the bank alone, “pointed a gun in the air and ordered everyone to the floor, then proceeded to rob the bank.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the bank.”

The bank is located at 606 Avenue G.

Anyone with information about the suspect or that may be helpful to the police investigation is asked to call the FBI at: (504) 816.3000 or Crimestoppers at: (504) 822.1111.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered by the Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the bank robber.  More information on suspects wanted for bank robberies may be found at

A suspect photo has not yet been released.


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