Suspect named in Freret Street robberies, carjacking

Suspect named in Freret Street robberies, carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with a May 29 armed carjacking in Central City.

Police are looking for 21-year-old Talmadge Scott. The carjacking occurred in the 2900 block of Freret Street.

At about 1:53 a.m., Sixth District officers were dispatched to the area. The victim said she had parked her Nissan Maxima in front of her friend's house and was waiting to meet up with her friend when two black males approached the vehicle from behind. The victim said the pair demanded that she and two passengers in the car get out and turn over their personal belongings.

The suspects then approached the friend who was coming out of her house and demanded her cell phone.

After all four victims complied, the suspects left the scene in two vehicles, including the Nissan Maxima. The suspect driving the Maxima fled toward Louisiana Avenue, while the second suspect fled in an unknown vehicle toward Washington Avenue.

One of the suspects was described as a black male with a dark complexion, about 20 years old, standing 5'9" with a thin build, short hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap. He was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male about 20 years old, standing 5'10" with a thin build, short hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood closed tight around his face.

Through investigation, detectives were able to determine that Scott is one of the suspects involved in the incident. The second suspect remains unidentified.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Talmadge Scott or anyone with information on the second suspect is asked to contact the Sixth District Detective Unit at 504-658-6060.

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