The full news release from the NOPD follows:
Just 24-hours after three people were robbed at gunpoint near Audubon Park, Second District officers arrested the suspected gunmen who committed the crime.
Detectives say 21-year-old Christopher Nash, 22-year-old Victor Carr and 21-year-old Jordan Collins approached the three victims at around midnight Tuesday morning in the 6400-block of St. Charles Avenue. All three men were armed, completely clad in black and wearing bandanas to cover their faces. They demanded that the victims turn over their valuables. The victims complied and the gunmen made off with their cell phones, purses and wallets.
Through interviews and descriptions provided by the victims, detectives were able to develop a vehicle of interest. Officers staked out an apartment complex in the 2600-block of Poydras Street last night, where the vehicle was known to frequent. The vehicle did eventually arrive there, and detectives questioned the driver and his two passengers- Carr, Collins and Nash- who were all wearing black. Nash, who was in the back seat, had a handgun in his possession. Further questioning led to one of the men admitting that all three were involved in the armed robbery the night before.
Detectives also learned while talking to the men, that the victims’ cell phones were stashed in one of the men’s apartments in the complex on Poydras . After obtaining a search warrant, detectives went to the apartment and recovered a second handgun as well as all 3 of the victims’ cell phones.
Nash, Carr and Collins were all arrested and each booked with 3 counts of Armed Robbery.
“Our officers stayed focused on this case and were determined to arrest these suspects before they had the chance to point guns at the faces of even more of our residents”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
“Their dedication is tremendous, and Uptown is a safer neighborhood today because Second District detectives are working hard and making a difference.”