Police arrest 2 of 4 suspects in armed robbery of former TV reporter
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police have arrested two of four suspects accused of robbing a well-known former television reporter in front of his Bayou St. John home.
The incident happened on Sept 14 around 6:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of Grand Route St. John. Former investigative reporter Richard Angelico told police he parked his truck and walked across the street to his home when four subjects, one of them armed with a gun, demanded his keys. After Angelico refused, one of the suspects grabbed the keys from his hand. The four fled in his truck.
On Sept. 15, officers recovered the vehicle in the 2500 block of Aubry Street.
Through the course of the investigation, First District Detectives DeCynda Barnes and Tristian Carter were able to identify 17-year-old Joshua Augillard and a 15-year-old male as two of the four suspects responsible for the armed robbery.
On Sept. 23, 2015, police located Augillard and brought him to the First District Police Station for questioning. Police said Augillard confessed to his role in the armed robbery and was booked with armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm.
On Sept. 24, police located the 15-year-old male suspect and booked him accordingly.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working to identify and locate the remaining two suspects.
First District Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6010.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
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