KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Kenner police have arrested a man and woman for their roles in a burglary at an apartment. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the 4500 block of Williams Boulevard.
According to police, the 68-year-old victim told detectives that his son received a call from a woman, identified as 32-year-old Amy Thompson. Thompson asked to meet the son at a pharmacy in the 4000 block of Williams Blvd. The man drove his son to the pharmacy and as he returned he found that somebody forced their way into his apartment. As he walked inside, he saw a man, later identified as 30-year-old Matthew High, burglarizing the apartment. High was able to escape the apartment by striking the man and shoving him to the floor. Police say that as High ran out of the apartment, he dropped his cell phone. Investigators learned that jewelry and money was taken.
The victim looked through the cell phone and recognized two names in the phone. He also found text messages which suggest that the break in was a set up.
Police located and arrested Thompson who confessed to setting up the burglary. She admitted that she is in a relationship with High, and said that he is addicted to methadone and needed a fix. She told police that she wanted to lure the two from the apartment so High could commit the burglary. Thompson was arrested for aggravated burglary.
High was located and arrested at his apartment in the 500 block of Central Avenue in Metairie. He was found to be in possession of a watch belonging to victim. In addition to being arrested for aggravated burglary, he was also charged with possession of stolen things. Police say that High has previous arrests for aggravated burglary, simple battery, narcotics offenses and a conviction for simple burglary.
Both Thompson and High remain in jail. No bond has been set yet.