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

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NEW ORLEANS, Louis. -

(AP) - New Orleans police are looking for two robbery suspects who they say used a baby and a fake health problem to distract a victim in a French Quarter hotel elevator.

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

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

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

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

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7/19/2017 11:34:36 AM (GMT -7:00)

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