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NEW ORLEANS A man is wanted for attempting to rob the Empress Hotel in Treme early Monday morning, the New Orleans Police Department said.

According to an NOPD release, a heavy set black man wearing a black short-sleeve T-shirt and black pants walked into the Empress Hotel around 5:47 a.m., engaging the night clerk by simply saying, 'What's up bro? Let me get that money.'

The clerk darted into the office and the unidentified man bolted on foot to Marais Street, where he turned left, police said.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to call police at 504-658-6012 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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