NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police, assisted by Louisiana State Police, have arrested a man for his role in an armed robbery in the Marigny, according to an NOPD mews release.
Robert Stanley, 18, was arrested Saturday. The crime occurred in the 2400 block of North Peters Street.
At around 11 p.m., a 30-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the area when he was approached by three black males. One of the men jumped in front of the bike to stop the victim while another produced a pistol and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim complied and the suspects fled the area on foot.
A witness to the robbery was able to give the NOPD dispatcher a description of one of the men.
While officers were on their way to interview the victim, State Troopers saw someone running in the area whose description matched the one broadcast. After a brief foot chase, the suspect, later identified as Stanley, was caught at the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Touro Street.
During the course of the investigation, Troopers found a loaded .38-caliber revolver concealed under Stanley's shirt, police said. Police said Stanley later confessed to being at the scene of the robbery, but denied being the actual robber.
Stanley was booked into Central Lock-up and with being an accessory to armed robbery, illegally carrying a weapon and carrying a weapon with an obliterated serial number.
Stanley's two accomplices remain at large, and the investigation is ongoing.
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