NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Detectives with the New Orleans Police Department have arrested two men wanted in connection with multiple armed robberies that occurred in the Marigny. The incidents took place on Oct. 31, 2016 and Nov. 3, 2016. The suspects are identified as 24-year-old Shaquill Mason and 21-year-old Desmond Henry.
Police say that the first incident occurred on Oct. 31 at the intersection of Marigny and Dauphine Streets. An armed black man approached the 48-year-old victim and demanded his wallet. The victim gave up the wallet to the suspect, who then ran away. The second incident occurred on Nov. 3 at the same intersection. In that incident, a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were walking in the area, when they were approached by two black men who demanded their property. After handing over the property, the two men fled.
The third incident occurred on the same day in the 2800 block of Dauphine Street. The victims, a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were approached by two black men who demanded their money. They gave their money to the men, who then fled the scene. A fourth incident occurred on the same day in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue. The 59-year-old victim had his cell phone taken from him by two black men who approached him from behind and grabbed his arm. The suspects then demanded the man's property. After the victim complied, the suspects ran away.
According to police, both Mason and Henry were already in police custody on other charges. They will be re-booked with the four counts of armed robbery.
The investigation into the four incidents continues as investigators determine if Mason and Henry are responsible for any additional incidents.
If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.