15-year-old ID'd as suspect in string of armed robberies, carjackings

15-year-old ID'd as suspect in string of armed robberies, carjackings

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are searching for a 15-year-old they say is behind five armed robberies and two carjackings in New Orleans.

According to NOPD, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Ryan Davis in connection with multiple carjackings, armed robberies and attempted armed robberies reported across the city in the past several days.

Davis is a suspect in the following incidents.

May 28, 2016: Woman carjacked on Majestic Oaks Drive

Police say Davis is one of at least three suspects that allegedly stole a woman's car in New Orleans East.

According to NOPD, the woman was parked in front of her boyfriend's house in the 4600 block of Majestic Oaks Drive when she noticed a black sedan circle the block twice. One the second pass, police say the vehicle stopped and two unidentified black males got out, each carrying a handgun.

The two gunmen demanded money and forced the woman out of her car. They then drove away in her 2007 black Pontiac G4 Coupe. The black sedan they came in then followed with other unknown black males inside.

This car was later recovered by police.

May 29, 2016: 3 robberies, 7 victims

Police say Davis is one of the people responsible for two armed robberies and an armed carjacking that all occurred on the same day.

The first took place early in the morning, around 3:22 a.m. in Mid-City. According to NOPD, two people were sitting on a patio in the 3700 block of Banks Street when a black sedan pulled up. An unknown black male armed with a gun got out of the car and demanded their property.

Police said the victims complied and the armed suspect got back in the car and fled the scene.

A few minutes later, four people were robbed in the 2500 block of St. Philip Street after an unidentified vehicle occupied by five black males pulled up.

According to NOPD, the victims told police that three unknown black males for out of the car and demanded money. The victims threw $100 on the ground, which the suspects then picked up before fleeing the scene.

Later that night, around 6 p.m., officers were called to the Wal-Mart on Bullard Avenue to investigate an armed carjacking.

According to NOPD, the victim told police that an unknown black male armed with a handgun approached her and stole $30 and her silver 2009 Toyota Camry. He then drove away in her car, followed by a black sedan.

The vehicle stolen in this armed robbery has been recovered by police.

June 1, 2016: Two victims escape armed robbery, man robbed soon after

NOPD says Davis also took part in an armed robbery and a second attempted armed robbery.

The attempted armed robbery was reported around 6:25 p.m. in the 8500 block of McKenna Street. According to NOPD, a man told police that he was standing in front of his home with his wife when a silver, 4-door sedan pulled up next to them.

The cars driver, a black male, asked the victims to come closer, but they refused. The driver then pulled out a handgun and the victims fled the scene to call police. The silver vehicle then fled in an unknown direction.

About an hour later, police were called to another armed robbery in the 8700 block of Spruce Street.

According to NOPD, the victim told police that he was putting tools in the back of his can when an unknown robber approached him from behind and placed a handgun into his side.

The robber demanded his wallet and the victim complied. The robber then took the wallet and fled the scene in a silver, two-door car with tinted windows.

Officers made their first arrest in the investigation the next day.

June 2, 2016: Police track down the stolen Camry, make first arrest

NOPD officers tracked down the stolen Toyota Camry near the corner of Lotus and Gladiolus Streets with three people inside.

Officers were able to arrest one of the occupants, a 15-year-old male, but the other two escaped. Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified one of the suspects that escaped as Davis.

Police don't usually identify juvenile suspects, but the Louisiana State Children's Code allows police to identify Davis because he is wanted for a felony-grade delinquent act.

The investigations into all of these robberies and carjackings are ongoing according to NOPD. Detectives are working to identify additional suspects in all these cases.

If you have any information on Davis' location or the other suspects in any of the crimes listed above, contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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