Crime

Police: Suspects use baby to rob victim in New Orleans hotel

New Orleans police are looking for robbery suspects who they say used a baby and reported a fake health issue to distract their victim in a French Quarter hotel elevator.

WWL-TV reports that according to a statement from police, the victim was on the elevator with a woman and man carrying an infant on the afternoon of June 14 when the robbery occurred. Police say the man carrying the baby pretended to have a health issue and leaned on the victim, then took his wallet from his pocket.

The robber returned the wallet to the hotel’s front desk, but with $400 in cash missing.

A surveillance camera in the elevator captured the robbery on video .

Police say the suspects will be charged with simple robbery and cruelty to a juvenile.

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