Crime

Police say they ordered beignets and left with stolen cash

Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans
Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans The New Orleans Advocate

Four people with a craving for beignets hit up an iconic French Quarter spot and walked away with stolen cash, New Orleans police said.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday, four people entered Café Du Monde at 800 Decatur Street and ordered beignets, the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. Surveillance video captured a man in a red baseball cap taking money from behind the counter, police said.

Three others with him, two women and a man, witnessed the theft before leaving together, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact NOPD at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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