NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Police have arrested a pair of teens are searching for two more responsible for three armed robberies and one carjacking. The incidents took place over a span of three hours from 9:05 p.m. Monday until 12:05 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say that at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, a man was walking on Royal Street and as he approached Spain Street, he as approached by four African-American teens. One of the suspects pulled a handgun and demanded money from the victim. Realizing the gun was a toy, the victim refused to handover any money. The four teens began hitting and kicking the man before shoving him to the ground. The victim handed over the wallet to the teens who then ran away. The man then got up and went to a nearby bar where he called police and provided a description of the suspects.
A nearby officer heard the descriptions being broadcasted over his radio and located the four teens at the intersection of North Derbigny Street and Saint Roch Avenue. The officer was able to take two of the teens into custody, but the other two managed to escape. One of the two teens taken into custody was in possession of a toy gun. The victim identified the pair in custody as two of the four in the robbery.
During questioning, detectives learned that the teens were driving around in a stolen truck. They also learned that the teens were responsible for three other crimes: an attempted armed robbery at Esplanade Avenue and North Robertson Street, a carjacking at Laharpe and North Tonti Streets and and armed robbery at Esplanade Avenue and North Rocheblave Street.
If you have any information that could help locate the two remaining suspects, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.