Investigators have identified three teenage suspects believed to be responsible for a violent carjacking on Camp Street, New Orleans Police said.
Police also arrested two people immediately after an armed robbery on Clio Street earlier this week, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in two more cases.
Carjacking on Camp
Early in the morning on January 5, the victim was inside his Mercedes when he was approached by three men, one armed with a gun, who ordered him out of the car, beat him, took his wallet and drove off, police said at the time.
The vehicle was later spotted by police being driven at Conti and Salcedo streets, said NOPD Sgt. Daniel Scanlan on Wednesday at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. Investigators had meanwhile identified the suspects, whose names are not being released because they are juveniles, Scanlan said.
The juvenile suspects were positively identified, and they were already in custody in connection with another carjacking in New Orleans East, added Sixth District Lt. Frank Young. Investigators have not connected the man found driving the stolen Mercedes with the juvenile suspects, however.
Arrests on Clio
Officers responding to the robbery call saw a vehicle stopped in the middle of the 1700 block of Terpsichore near a Dumpster, and when they tried to detain it, it pulled away, but the officers followed it until it stopped in the 1600 block of O.C. Haley, the report states. When officers approached the car, they saw a man wearing the same clothing description as the robber, and a gun on the passenger floorboard, the report states.
The victims subsequently identified Phillip Green, 20, the passenger of the car, as the gunman, and he was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. The driver, 19-year-old Abrielle Givens, was charged with two counts of principal to first-degree robbery. Some the victims’ stolen belongings were found in the Dumpster near where the car was first spotted.
Last Saturday (Jan. 11), a man by two assailants was robbed at gunpoint in the 4200 block of Cadiz Street, and they took off in his car. Police have since obtained surveillance video of the suspects and are seeking the public’s help in identifying them.
One of the men is described as a thin, 5-foot-9 black man in his early 20s with a goatee, wearing camouflage pants and a camouflage hat and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The other was younger and shorter, wearing a blue or gray hooded jacket, a dark-colored shirt with a design on it and blue jeans.
Grocery robbery on First
Robbery near campus
A robbery was reported near the Chabad House in the university portion of Freret Street on Wednesday. Around 3 a.m., the victim was attacked from behind and his belongings were taken from him, according to an alert from Tulane University police. No weapon was used. Both of the suspects were black men in their late teens or early 20s, the report states. One was described as a thin, 6-foot-2 in height, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a short “Afro” hairstyle. The other attacker was 5-foot-10 with a medium build, wearing a red T-shirt with short hair and tattoos on both forearms.
Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.