NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a robbery suspect, his accomplice and an SUV.
All three are believed to be linked to a bold series of Uptown armed robberies in the last week.
"He didn't look that shady, kinda of jogging, not wearing running clothes," said Tom Borland.
The Californian believes he spotted the man who robbed a victim at gunpoint in the 900 block of Harmony Street around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Borland said he was working on a house nearby when the victim returned to search for eyewitnesses.
"You know that stuff goes down here but its disconcerting to know that something is going on while you're working half a block away. Especially since it was a guy with a gun," said Borland.
Twenty minutes earlier, police believe the "guy with the gun" attempted to rob a couple who were admiring a Garden District home in 1400 block of First Street.
"The descriptions were very similar - a white male, wearing camouflage knee shorts," said NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy.
NOPD released a composite sketch of the gunman who police said may also be connected to an armed robbery on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Marengo Street.
"I'm just surprised right here on our block, an armed robbery that's scary," said Uptown resident Glendolyn Wright.
The crime unfolded not far from where Wright lives.
"I'll just be looking over my shoulder, and letting my husband know the same thing," said Wright.
Two and a half hours after the Marengo Street incident, police said a third armed robbery took place in the 1700 block of Saint Charles Avenue.
Police said security cameras captured what appears to be the same suspect, riding in the passenger seat of a white, late 2000 model, Ford Escape SUV.
NOPD says that in each case the gunman flashed his weapon and only asked for cash.
"We want the community to be well-informed. Perhaps somebody will recognize this guy," said Bardy.
Police are looking for a white gunman, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. NOPD said he was carrying a black revolver with a wooden handle.
One victim gave police a partial Louisiana or California license plate number containing either: 5CT or SCT.
If you can help solve these cases, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.