NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - NOPD Fourth District officers arrested two teens who are believed to be responsible for 14 home burglaries across the Algiers area.
Officers arrested 17-year-old Lavante Riley and 19-year-old Kane Davis in the 1200 block of Aurora Drive on Thursday.
Acting on tips from citizens, officers were patrolling in the neighborhood around 10:55 a.m. when they spotted the pair in the area. When the suspects saw the police cruiser, they started running toward nearby Cambridge Court, where they both were apprehended without incident, police said.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to connect the teens to the burglaries through video provided by ProjectNola and residents.
The pair is believed to be responsible for the following burglaries:
- January 11, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 6100 block of Warwick Court.
- January 16, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 3900 block of Sullen Place.
- January 24, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 1200 block of Aurora Drive.
- January 25, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 6300 block of Dover Place.
- February 3, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 6200 block of Cambridge Street.
- February 5, 2016, two homes were burglarized in the 6200 block of Fairfax place.
- February 9, 2016, two homes were burglarized in the 6600 block of Peony Street.
- February 11, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 3600 block of Rue Mignon Street.
- February 12, 2016, a home was burglarized in the 200 block of Maumus Street.
Riley and Davis were booked into Central Lock-up.
The Fourth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the on-going investigations and can be reached at 504-658-6040.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.