NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police officers have arrested a teenager in connection to a carjacking that was caught on a surveillance camera.
Irving Lee, 17, was taken into custody at his home Sunday in the 4000 block of Mandre Drive. New Orleans police officers booked him with carjacking and illegal possession of stolen things.
The incident happened Wednesday in the 7000 block of Read Boulevard in eastern New Orleans. Around 6 p.m., a 68-year-old woman was getting into her vehicle when two people approached her. A surveillance camera shows the woman being thrown to the ground before both perpetrators enter her 2006 black Toyota Camry and drive away from the scene.
The woman suffered minor scratches and abrasions to her body. Her car was recovered a short time later in the 14500 block of Duane Road.
During the investigation, detectives received a Crimestoppers tip that identified Lee as one of the people involved in the crime, police said. The second suspect is described as an African-American male, wearing a grey sweatshirt and black pants at the time of the crime.
Lee was taken to central lock-up. A judge set his bond Monday morning at $100,000.