UPDATE: Suspect arrested after woman robbed inside of Algiers church

NEW ORLEANS - A woman was robbed inside an Algiers church according to NOPD.

Police said the robbery occurred in the 3700 block of MacArthur Blvd. around 9:35 a.m. on July 27. Police said 54-year-old Wade Gaines surrendered to police after seeing his picture in the media. He was questioned and booked for simple robbery. 

According to police, the woman said she was inside the church when Gaines came in and asked her for money. When she told the man she didn't have any money to give him, he reached into her pocket, grabbed her cash and fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fourth District at 658-6040 or the NOPD non-emergency line at 821-2222. 

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