2 Houma teenagers accused in string of armed robberies

2 Houma teenagers accused in string of armed robberies

Houma police arrested two teenagers they believe are responsible for a string of armed robberies on the eastside of town.

Officers were called to the 400 block of Coach Court on Jan. 13 around 11 p.m. after a man was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect approached the victim and asked for a dollar. Then gunman, who was on a bike, then pulled out a weapon and demanded the victim's cell phone.

Six days later, a man was approached by two people on bikes in the 300 block of Coach Court. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's property. They were able to get away with a small amount of cash and a cell phone.

The victim tried to chase them, but one of the bikers started shooting at the vehicle, according to No one was injured.

Sunday around 8 p.m., police responded to the 100 block of Jerome Court to investigate another armed robbery. A woman pulled up to her house when she was approached by someone asking for change. Later, he pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's purse and escaped on a bike.

During their investigation, officers were able to get a search warrant for a residence on Cherbourg Street where they recovered stolen property and narcotics.

Joseph Amacker, 17 and a 15-year-old boy were taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the crimes.

Amacker was booked for three counts of armed robbery, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of marijuana. He was taken to jail.

The 15-year-old was arrested for possession of stolen property over $500 and taken to the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

Detectives believe other perpetrators might be involved in the armed robberies. Further information will be released as it develops.

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