Teen arrested for Algiers armed robbery

Willie “Woosie” Sylvester, 17
Willie “Woosie” Sylvester, 17

New Orleans, La. - A teenager is behind bars for robbing a man at gunpoint, police say.

It happened in the 6000 block of Belgrade Street in Algiers on May 19th.

Detectives say 17 year-old Willie Sylvester robbed the victim at gun point for $240.00 cash. Detectives were able to compile a photographic line up where Sylvester was positively identified by the victim as the person responsible for the robbery.

Sylvester was arrested Wednesday at a school in the 1200 block of L.B. Landry Avenue.

Sylvester is currently being held at Central Lockup for one count of armed robbery and one count of armed robbery with a gun.