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NOPD officers catch suspect moments after armed robbery

Charles Kennell, 17, suspect in armed robbery near Tulane Ave. and South Dorgenois St. (Source: OPSO) Charles Kennell, 17, suspect in armed robbery near Tulane Ave. and South Dorgenois St. (Source: OPSO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department says it quickly nabbed a suspect after an armed robbery.

The victim told police she was walking near the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Dorgenois Street on Wednesday (Sept. 16)  at around 3:50 p.m. when someone walked up behind her and put a gun to her back. She said the man grabbed her purse and took off.

The victim called the NOPD to report the incident and the operator broadcast a description of the suspect. An officer was patrolling the area when he spotted a man matching the victim's description of the suspect. Sergeant Salvatore Caronna stopped 17-year-old Charles Kennell and patted him down. During the pat down, the officers found a black .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun and took Kennell into custody.

Police say the victim identified Kennell as the man who held her up. He was taken to Central-Lock-Up and booked with armed robbery with a firearm and illegal carrying of a firearm.

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