NOPD arrests Magnolia Discount theft suspect

NOPD arrests Magnolia Discount theft suspect

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police arrested 26-year-old Mario Lewis for stealing cash from the Magnolia Discount convenience store at 1601 Elysian Fields.

Investigators say Lewis leaned over the counter and stole a bag that had more than $1,000 in cash, then ran from the store on foot on May 25.

Officers used surveillance video to identify Lewis, who was already in custody on an unrelated charge. He was rebooked with theft of less than $5,000, illegal possession of stolen things and unauthorized entry.

Lewis was already in custody on charges of attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

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