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Police name suspect in string of Kenner, Metairie and New Orleans robberies

Christopher Simms, 30 (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher Simms, 30 (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)
Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

Police are searching for the man they believe robbed several businesses in Orleans and Jefferson Parish.

Christopher Simms, 30, is wanted for multiple armed robberies including two McDonalds' restaurants in New Orleans and Kenner and a Dollar General Store in Metairie. According to NOPD, Simms robbed the McDonald's in the 2600 block of St. Claude Avenue at gunpoint on Jan. 15, stealing an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

Two days later he attempted to rob a second McDonald's located in the 1900 block of N. Broad Street, according to NOPD.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office also put out a warrant for Simms arrest. According to the JPSO, Simms robbed the Dollar General on West Metairie Avenue on Jan. 29. Investigators say Simms entered the business around 5:50 p.m., pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the cashier. After the cashier complied, Simms fled the scene.

Simms is also wanted in Kenner for armed robbery. According to the Kenner Police Department, Simms robbed the McDonald's located at 2145 Veterans Boulevard on Jan. 28. Police say Simms walked up to the counter around 11:47 a.m. and pulled out a handgun. He then robbed the cashier and fled the scene. 

Police say Simms fled all three armed robberies in a maroon, two-door, 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass with license plate #LWJ306. The vehicle has a sunroof and a luggage rack attached to the trunk.

Police described Simms as a black male about 5'7" tall and 190 lbs. He should be considered armed and dangerous. 

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