NEW ORLEANS -- Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed the Uptown Beauty store at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

According to NOPD, an unknown black male armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed the Uptown Beauty store at 8244 South Claiborne Avenue on Oct. 21.

Police say the armed robber entered the store around 1:30 p.m. and pointed a gun at the cashier, demanding money from the register. The cashier complied and the suspect fled the store on foot, heading north on Dante Street.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s standing about 5'7" tall with a thin build and dark skin with a very light or thin mustache.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Second District Detectives at 504-658-6020 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.