Juvenile with ankle monitor accused of armed robbery
KENNER, LA (WVUE) - The victim had just left Walmart in Kenner and was pulling into his driveway when the unexpected happened.
"There was a black guy who came up to me with a gun and pointed it at me. He said, 'give me your keys,' and I said, 'it's all yours, go ahead,'" the victim said.
Without hesitation, the victim handed over his keys while video surveillance cameras captured it all. Police believe the suspects were driving a silver Toyota Camry and a Dodge Caravan and followed the victim home Tuesday afternoon with the intent to rob him.
Just after it happened, the victim's neighbor came home. The victim said he jumped in the neighbor's vehicle and they took off behind the suspects.
"We made a U-turn and started to follow them from behind," the victim said.
Meanwhile, the victim was on the phone with a 911 operator when he said he saw the gunman behind the wheel of his stolen vehicle hop out and jump back into the Toyota Camry. He said another person jumped into the stolen SUV and took off.
"They didn't get no further than two blocks from where the incident occurred when one of our officers who was in the area received the dispatch, immediate response, saw the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. We chased the vehicle a good distance through the north side of Kenner," said Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor.
Eventually, police arrested a suspect, a 15-year-old boy, after he crashed the stolen SUV in the 3800 block of Grand Lake Boulevard. It turns out, the juvenile was wearing an ankle monitor and was on probation out of New Orleans.
Police said another suspect, the man seen in the video holding a gun to the victim, fled in a Toyota Camry.
Kenner investigators believe the Camry was the same car stolen Sunday evening from the Walmart on Bullard in New Orleans East.
Since then, the NOPD has investigated as many as four armed robberies, all of them involving what they say may be the same silver vehicle.
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