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Suspects tie up couple in Garden District robbery

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Luis Guevara (OPSO) Luis Guevara (OPSO)
Kevin Aguilar (OPSO) Kevin Aguilar (OPSO)
Orlyn Izaguirre (OPSO) Orlyn Izaguirre (OPSO)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Using an app installed on a stolen iPad, it took New Orleans police less than two hours to track down three men suspected in a Garden District home invasion and robbery.

Investigators say Luis Guevara, 20, knocked on the door of a home in the 1300 block of Sixth Street. He asked the female homeowner to speak to someone who didn't live there, then left.

Police say Guevara returned about 20 minutes later, this time with Kevin Aguilar, 23, and Orlyn Izaguirre, 22.

Investigators say the men rang the doorbell, and when the male homeowner answered, the suspects forced their way into the home, armed with a gun.

The elderly couple was tied up with dog leashes as the men searched the home for valuables, according to investigators.

One of the items stolen was an iPad with a tracking app, and police tracked the suspects down in Fat City a short time later.

"The message to criminals is not that you should consider or think you can get away with it because you don't have an iPhone," says New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas. "There are other devices that have internal tracking features and the message is, just quit stealing stuff, because it's making it easier for us to find you and you're going to get arrested and you're going to get charged and we're going to hope that you're going to do some jail time. We used to not talk about what these things can do for us, but now they're well-known, they're popularly known, and they're a great crime prevention tool."

All three suspects face charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery. Police believe one of the suspects recently did some contract work in the home.

 

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