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Pair of teenagers arrested for Uptown carjackings

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New Orleans, La. - Officers with the New Orleans Police's Second District have arrested two teenagers wanted for armed carjackings. The first incident occurred on August 30th in the 8100 block of Spruce St. and the second on September 2nd in the 5000 block of South Saratoga St. 

Police say that 18-year-old Joshua Womack and a 16-year-old were wanted for the incident that occurred on September 2nd. During that incident, the victim said that she was sitting in her car when she was approached by both teens. One pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the car, while the other took her purse and fled on foot. The gunman then got into the car and drove off. 

On September 7th, officers pulled over a vehicle in the 2100 block of Canton St. for traffic violations. The driver of the car was Womack who ran away while the officer ran his information. The officer identified the car as the one stolen from the woman. An arrest warrant was issued for Womack for possession of stolen property. 

Womack was tracked down and arrested by Second District detectives and Task Force Unit officers on September 9th. During questioning, he confessed to the carjacking on South Saratoga. He was booked with one count of carjacking. 

Detectives were able to identify the 16-year-old and learned that he was the second suspect in the South Saratoga carjacking. Officers obtained a warrant for his arrest and took him in to custody, Tuesday. The teen confessed to taking part in the South Saratoga carjacking and admitted to also being the gunman in the Spruce St. carjacking. He was booked with two counts of carjacking. 

"These arrests can be attributed to steadfast efforts being made by our officers in the Second and Third Districts", said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

"Our officers not only work to solve crimes in their assigned districts, but they make it a point to always be aware of incidents unfolding in all other districts.  These carjackings were solved because of exemplary teamwork." 

 

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