Police seeking Bourbon Street clothing store robber

A man who snatched a cash box from a clothing store cashier on Bourbon Street early Thursday is being sought by New Orleans police for armed robbery.

The man, described as a heavy black male, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a scruffy beard, walked into Bourbon Clothing Store at 504 Bourbon St., at about 12:35 a.m. and told the cashier he was there to rob the store and that he had a gun, Officer Frank Robertson III said.

The robber was fumbling around the register, unable to open it, when he saw the cashier trying to move the cash box from the counter. The robber snatched the box from the worker and dashed out the door with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police are asking people to view the YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ENK4_LDbs&feature=youtu.be, to help identify the man in the video.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Det. Willie Jenkins at (504) 658-6080 or CrimeStoppers at (504) 822-1111.