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Teen arrested for Uptown carjacking where dog was left inside

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Damont Burton (OPSO photo) Damont Burton (OPSO photo)
Skeeter, following his recovery Skeeter, following his recovery

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD says a teenager confessed to detectives that he carjacked an Uptown resident last month not only taking the victim's vehicle, but her dog that was in the backseat.

A spokesman with the NOPD said officers picked up 17-year-old Damont Burton at a house in the 3200 block of Fern Street around 9:00 a.m.  Burton was questioned where police say he confessed to the crime.

Investigators say, on October 30, Burton forced his way into a woman's car in the 2300 block of Burdette Street, punched her in the face and then sped off.  The woman's 11-year-old dog, Skeeter was in the backseat.  Since the carjacking, the vehicle was located as well as the dog.

DNA evidence retrieved from the stolen vehicle led to Burton's identification as the suspect. 

This is the second time Burton has been charged with Armed Robbery.

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