NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD has arrested an 18-year-old in connection with two home burglaries in Algiers, and they are looking into whether he might have been involved in others.
Police booked Lawrence Brown with two counts of burglary.
On Feb. 5, at about 2 p.m., a 45-year-old man pulled into his driveway in the 3600 block of Rue Michelle and saw Brown walking from his backyard. The homeowner called police, and Brown was apprehended in the block.
During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Brown was in possession of property stolen earlier that day from a home in the 100 block of Berkley Drive. While on the scene, a witness came forward and identified Brown as the perpetrator of another burglary that occurred on Jan. 29 in the 3700 block of Rue Mignon.
On Thursday (Feb. 12), detectives served a search warrant on Brown's home in the 4900 block of Corsica Drive in New Orleans East. Detectives recovered several items they say were possibly stolen from burglaries in both Algiers and New Orleans East.
Brown was booked in connection with the burglaries on Rue Mignon and Berkley Drive. The investigation is ongoing.