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.