NOPD: Pair wanted for Uptown armed robbery

Police released these surveillance images or 'Red' (left) and 'Nugget.' (Source: NOPD)
Police released these surveillance images or 'Red' (left) and 'Nugget.' (Source: NOPD)

New Orleans detectives are searching for two men wanted for an Uptown robbery. The incident occurred Wednesday June 11 at 9 p.m. in the 600 block of Third Street.

According to police the two men are known as "Red" and "Nugget". Detectives learned that during the incident, Red pointed a gun at a man who was walking home. Red forced the man against a wall and demanded his backpack. While the man was held at gunpoint by Red, Nugget walked up to the victim and stole his phone from his pocket, according to police.

Earlier on Wednesday, police arrested a third man wanted in the robbery. Tyrone Scott, 20, was identified as the alleged driver of the get-away vehicle.

If you have any information that could help investigators with this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or Detective Drew Deacon at 504-658-6060 or 504-658-6122.

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