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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- The NOPD is investigating a brazen armed robbery in the Broadmoor area.

Police say a woman was robbed at gunpoint after pulling up to a stop sign along Washington Avenue by a man riding a bike.

'She actually opened her wallet. He could see into the wallet. She gave him one denomination, he saw the rest and asked for the rest,' said Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy.

Police confirm that on Saturday a woman in her 20s pulled up to a stop sign at S. Salcedo and Washington Avenue where she came face-to-face with an armed robber.

The NOPD says he was riding a bike when he stopped, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. It happened at 3 p.m.

Bardy hopes a composite sketch, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, and other evidence will help catch the gunman.

'There are some unique facial markings that are very unique to this individual,' Bardy said. 'There was a substantial amount of fingerprint evidence that was taken from the driver side window.'

The NOPD says surveillance cameras that are mounted in the area might also help investigators crack the case.

'Me, myself, if that had been me, I would have took off,' said Fannie White, who lives a few blocks away.

The Broadmoor resident has lived in the neighborhood since 1995 and says homeowners continue to experience break-ins and other crime.

'Eventually they're going to find him because they're going to do it again. That's the way we do it,' said White.

One New Orleanian said a unified community effort is required to help stop crime in the area.

'We all should look out for the neighborhood. That way if we see something, call the police and let them know,' White said.

If you can help detectives crack this case, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

This story was put together with help from our coverage partner Uptown Messenger.com.

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