NOPD: 3 arrested in St. Charles Avenue robberies

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD has arrested three suspected gunmen just 24-hours after three people were robbed near Audubon Park.

Detectives say 21 year-old Christopher Nash, 22 year-old Victor Carr and 21 year-old Jordan Collins approached the three victims at around midnight Tuesday morning in the 6400-block of St. Charles Avenue.

The three suspects were armed, dressed in black and wearing bandanas to cover their faces.  They demanded that the victims turn over their valuables. The victims complied and the gunmen made off with their cell phones, purses and wallets.

Through interviews and descriptions provided by the victims, detectives were able to develop a vehicle of interest. Officers staked out an apartment complex in the 2600-block of Poydras Street last night, where the vehicle was known to frequent.

The vehicle did eventually arrive there, and detectives questioned the driver and his two passengers- Carr, Collins and Nash- who were all wearing black. Nash, who was in the back seat, had a handgun in his possession. Further questioning led to one of the men admitting that all three were involved in the armed robbery the night before.

Detectives also learned while talking to the men, that the victims' cell phones were stashed in one of the men's apartments in the complex on Poydras. After obtaining a search warrant, detectives went to the apartment and recovered a second handgun as well as all 3 of the victims' cell phones.

Nash, Carr and Collins were all arrested and each booked with 3 counts of Armed Robbery.