NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police have made an arrest in the armed robbery of a Magazine Street sno-ball stand. Robert Cooper, 50, was taken into custody on Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of Perrier Street.
The armed robbery occurred Wednesday at 5:50 p.m. in the 4000 block of Magazine Street. Police say that Cooper walked up to the window of the stand with a gun drawn. As the employee ran out the back door of the business, Cooper reached into the window and took the tip jar before running away.
The Crimestoppers tip assisted detectives in identifying Cooper as the man responsible for the armed robbery. After taking Cooper into custody, police searched his home in the 1200 block of Marengo Street where they found the clothes that he wore the day of the robbery, as well as, a gun believed to have been used in the incident.
Cooper was charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in a robbery.