Juvenile apprehended shortly after robbing gas station

Published: Sep. 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department says that a teen was arrested shortly after robbing a gas station at knife point.

According to police, the juvenile male walked into the Shell gas station in the 3400 block of Esplanade Avenue just after 6 p.m. Saturday and walked to the back of the store and put on a ski mask. He then approached the cashier while armed with a knife and demanded money and cigarettes.

The cashier complied and the suspect fled the store with $365 and 20 boxes of cigarettes.

Police say one of the witnesses followed the juvenile to a home where he was arrested.

The name of the suspect has not been released because he is a juvenile.

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