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NOPD arrests 2 suspects in several armed robberies

Jimmy Rogers (OPSO) Jimmy Rogers (OPSO)
Tracy Hosler (OPSO) Tracy Hosler (OPSO)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - NOPD detectives arrested two people suspected of committing several armed robberies in various neighborhoods throughout the city over a period of several hours.

On Sunday, Third District officers arrested 42-year-old Jimmy Rogers during an attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery in the 4500 block of Chef Menteur Highway. They also arrested 43-year-old Tracy Hosler, who is suspected of driving the getaway car for Rogers in at least one of the robbery cases.

Detectives say that earlier Sunday, Rogers pulled off an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery in the 900 block of Esplanade Avenue. During the incidents, victims said Rogers pulled out a small semi-automatic pistol, demanded their property and then jumped into a waiting sedan driven by a Hosler. Through interviews, officers were able to develop a description of the suspects and the car used.

They also eventually gathered information to connect Rogers to yet another armed robbery that happened the same morning near the intersection of Royal and Port Streets. The victim in that case was robbed of his wallet, iPhone and cell phone.

Later that same day, Eighth District Detective Bryan Jones spotted the alleged getaway car  parked outside a motel on Chef Highway and managed to locate Hosler. Rogers was picked up further down the highway by Third District detectives as he was trying to rob a business.

Rogers is booked with attempted armed robbery with a firearm, attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm or weapon by a felon, armed robbery, aggravated battery, out of state warrant and another warrant.

Hosler is booked with being a principal to armed robbery.

Rogers is also suspected of committing another armed robbery Sunday in the Uptown area. That case is still being investigated.

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