NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The NOPD arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with a series of armed robberies that occurred in and around the French Quarter area.
The unnamed juvenile was identified following a Crimestoppers tip on Thursday. He was later arrested at his residence.
Police say he was arrested and booked with two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery.
The teen was one of three men who allegedly robbed multiple individuals at gunpoint in the French Quarter and Marigny.
The latest incident took place Tuesday on Dauphine Street near Gov. Nicholls Street. Just before 1 a.m, the victims were walking in the block when they were approached by three black males. One of the suspects produced a gun and demanded the victims' property. One of the victims handed over his wallet and cell phone. One of the suspects tried to grab the female victims' purses but was unsuccessful. When one of the victims began screaming, the three suspects fled the scene.
On December 1, shortly after 11:00 p.m., two female victims were walking in the 1200 block of Bourbon Street when they were approached by two suspects, one armed with a gun. Police say the suspects demanded property from the victims. The victims gave the suspects their purses, police say. The suspects subsequently fled down Bourbon Street toward Esplanade Avenue.
A similar offense occurred on December 3 around 1 a.m. The victims, a 22-year-old female and 26-year-old male, were talking near the intersection of North Rampart and Mandeville Streets when one suspect, armed with a gun, approached and demanded their property. Police say the victims complied and gave the suspect their wallets. The suspect subsequently fled down North Rampart Street turning onto Mandeville Street.
A 51-year-old woman also fell victim on December 4. Officers say she was walking in the 500 block of Dauphine Street when she was approached by two suspects, one armed with a gun. The suspects demanded the victim's property. However, when the victim advised she did not have anything, the armed suspect struck her in the back of the head with the gun, police say. Both suspects subsequently fled down Saint Louis Street toward Bourbon Street.
On December 7, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a man and two women were walking in the 500 block of Saint Philip Street when they were approached by three suspects, one armed with a gun. The gunman demanded the victims' property at which time two of the victims complied and gave the suspects their wallets and cell phones, police say. The suspects subsequently fled down Saint Philip Street toward the river.
The suspects were described as black males, thin build, approximately 5'8" to 6' tall and approximately 19-years-old.
Anyone with information on the remaining suspects is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Mobile users can view the surveillance video here:http://bit.ly/1ByIMhr