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Police: Pair captured after carjacking pizza delivery driver in Gretna

Simonne Walker, 19  (left) Kenneth Rainer, 20  Source:  Gretna Police Dept. Simonne Walker, 19 (left) Kenneth Rainer, 20 Source: Gretna Police Dept.
GRETNA, LA (WVUE) -

Police arrested two suspects in connection with the armed robbery and carjacking of a Pizza Hut delivery driver in Gretna.

The incident happened Tuesday around 11:30 pm.  

Gretna Police were called to the 900 block of Milton Street after a delivery man reported he was held up as he was trying to deliver a pizza. Police said 19-year-old Simonne Walker approached the deliveryman and put a gun to his back. She then allegedly took his money car keys.

Police said Walker and another suspect, 20-year-old Kenneth Rainer, jumped into the pizza delivery car and sped away.

A couple of hours later, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies located the car on Carol Sue Avenue and tried to pull the pair over.  A chase began, and Gretna officers joined in the pursuit. They were able to stop the car by deploying a spike strip tool.

Once the car was stopped, police said both suspects fled on foot but were eventually caught. Officers said during the foot chase, Rainer tossed out a semi-automatic handgun that had stolen a week earlier in a Gretna car burglary.

Police said both suspects confessed and were booked with armed robbery, carjacking, aggravated flight from an officer and possession of a stolen firearm.

Police said Rainer has a lengthy criminal history, including drug and armed robbery charges.

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