NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police arrest three men for a carjacking incident that took place in the Iberville neighborhood. The incident occurred Friday around 11:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Basin Street.
Police say that the 48-year-old victim started his pickup truck when two black men walked up to him and demanded his vehicle. The first suspect is described as 5-foot-7, weighing around 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie that covered his face and blue jeans and was armed with semi-automatic handgun. The second suspect was 5-foot-11, weighing around 180 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a New York Yankees baseball cap and a black bandana covering his face. The two men drove off in the truck.
Around 2:08 a.m. Saturday, Officer Michael Zamzam was patrolling in the 1400 block of Numa Street when he was alerted on his LoJack system of a maroon two-door pickup truck. Zamzam located the vehicle within the block and noticed that nobody was inside.
Zamzam questioned two individuals outside the home where the truck was parked. The two individuals said that nobody else was inside the home. Zamzam noticed through the partially-opened door several men inside the house, trying to get away. Additional NOPD officers and State Police troopers were called in to assist and were able to take three men into custody. After getting a search warrant for the home, police located the victim's truck keys, the suspect's clothing and a small black semi-automatic handgun.
The three men were identified as 21-year-old Jakaun Collins, 22-year-old Patrick Hundley and 21-year-old Terrell Baker.
If you have any additional information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010, NOPD Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.