In a separate case, a woman watering her plants on her Nashville Avenue porch threw a glass of water at a man with a gun to thwart his robbery attempt Saturday afternoon, police said.
The names of the arrested suspects in the Carrollton case were not released because of their ages, and the would-be robber on Nashville Avenue remains at large. Police are also looking for a man known as “Melvin” who stole some money from inside a Carrollton Avenue business on Saturday.
For details, see the crime reports from the NOPD Second District below:
Armed Robbery 1401 South Carrollton Ave.
On Monday, December 23, 2013 at approximately 6:45 P.M. the Second District Patrol Division, Task Force and Detective Unit responded to the 1400 block of S. Carrollton Ave. in reference to an Armed Robbery. Headquarters broadcasted a description of the three perpetrators, all three where young black males, one of which attired in a red top and the other two were “Chubby”, and fled the scene on S. Carrollton towards Oak St.
Second District Detectives while enroute to the scene observed three black male juveniles walking on Oak St. fitting the description of the perpetrators of the Armed Robbery. Detectives conducted a stop on the three juveniles in the 7200 block of Oak St. and a positive identification on all three juveniles was giving by the victim.
The victim advised that he was walking in the 1400 block of S. Carrollton and upon approaching the Library at 1401 S. Carrollton he heard voices behind him. The victim stated that as he was turning around he was struck by a glass bottle, which was thrown by one of the juvenile perpetrators. The victim stated that the other juvenile punched him the face several times and took his cell phone, while demanding “Give me the money”.
Second District Detectives located the victim’s cell phone beside a tree and behind a garage container where detectives observed the three juveniles.
The three juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Division where they were booked accordingly.
Attempted Armed Robbery 2508 Nashville st.
On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at approximately 2:14 P.M. the Second District responded to the 2500 block of Nashville Street in reference to an Attempted Armed Robbery.
Second District Detective Unit arrived on the scene and met with the victim who advised that she was on her front porch watering her plants, while she was speaking to her father on her cell phone. Victim stated that an unknown black male approached the raised porch with silver in color semi-automatic handgun and demanded for the victim to give him her cell phone. The victim at the time threw a glass of water onto the unknown black male and ran back inside to call 911.
The victim described the unknown black males as approximately 16-18 years of age, approximately 5’6” with a thin build, clean shaven, and dark complexion. Suspect was wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt with the hood on his head and blue jeans.
A witness to the crime stated that he observed the black male at the front porch of the victim’s porch and could notice that something was happening. The witness described the suspect as a black male 15-20 years of age, approximately 5’6”, with a dark complexion. The witness stated that the black male was wearing a dark grey hoodie sweatshirt with blue jeans and possible dreadlocks.
Simple Robbery 4200 S. Claiborne St.
On Monday, December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:25 P.M. the Second District received a call from headquarters in reference to a simple robbery that occurred at 4200 South Claiborne.
Upon Second District officers arriving on the scene they learned from the victim that a known black male took the victim’s cell phone and forty-five dollars from him. The victim stated that he was sitting inside of the business located at 4200 South Claiborne when the known black male “Melvin” sat next to him. The victim advised that Melvin grabbed a cell phone and forty-five dollars from the victim and fled outside of the business. The victim stated that Melvin fled the scene inside of a white Chevrolet pick-up truck.
The victim describes Melvin as a stocky black male, approximately 6’4”.