14-year-old arrested in New Orleans East armed robbery

14-year-old arrested in New Orleans East armed robbery

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police have arrested a 14-year-old accused of an armed robbery in New Orleans East. It happened Saturday in the 7700 block of Dwyer Road.

According to investigators, the 16-year-old victim says he was standing near the bus stop at the intersection of Dwyer Road and Wilson Avenue waiting for the suspect, who was supposed to sell him a pair of headphones and some tennis shoes. He told police that the suspect later drove up as the passenger inside a white Kia Sorento driven by an unknown black male.

The suspect told the victim to get in the car. When he did, both the driver and the suspect got out of the car, opened the back door of the car where he was seated, pulled out a gun and robbed him.

Police say they then ordered the victim out of the car and drove off.

Police later arrested the 14-year-old at his home in the 4900 block of Corrine Street.

The driver of the Kia was described as a black male in his early twenties. He was never identified and remains at large. Police did recover some of the items stolen from the victim in a vacant lot near the robbery scene.

The suspect was booked into the Juvenile Division for armed robbery and use of a firearm during an armed robbery.

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