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Police make an arrest in Halloween night armed robbery, attempted armed robbery

Brice Perez, 20 (Source: NOPD) Brice Perez, 20 (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department has made an arrest in an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery Halloween night.

Police say they arrested 20-year-old Brice Perez around 8 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of Garden Oaks Drive.

Perez is accused of robbing a woman in the 3700 block of Red Oak Court on Halloween. The victim and her daughter had just returned home after a night of trick-or-treating when Perez allegedly approached her while armed with a gun and demanded her car keys. The victim complied and he fled in her silver Infinity G37.

That same night, a man reported that he was approached by a man armed with a gun who had just gotten out of a light colored Nissan Altima. The suspect demanded the victim’s vehicle and when the victim refused, the suspect ran away.

On November 3, Perez was spotted driving the silver Infinity G37 at Marr Avenue and Old Behrman Highway by HANO officers. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Perez refused to stop.

Police have also connected Perez to an auto theft on October 23 less than a mile from where he was arrested.

Police say a man parked his tan Nissan Altima at a residence in the 3400 block of Garden Oaks Drive and went inside. The next day, he went outside and discovered that the vehicle was missing. According to detectives, Perez admitted to stealing the vehicle.

Perez has also been identified as the man responsible for illegally shooting a firearm at the intersection of Garden Oaks Drive and Seine St. 

Perez has been booked with illegal possession of stolen things, aggravated flight from an officer, armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, auto theft, simple criminal damage and illegal use of a weapon.

Detectives say they have identified Perez as a suspect in additional incidents and the investigations are on-going.

Fourth and Fifth Police District detectives are working with the TIGER Unit and HANO Police on the investigations.

Anyone with any information about the incidents are asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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