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.