(July 17, 2014) Seventh District Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying masked gunman who robbed two businesses within a 24 hour span in New Orleans East.
On Tuesday, July 9th, 2014 at 3:50am, three suspects entered a business in the 7900 block of Chef Menteur Hwy. Once inside one of the suspects secured the entrance door as a look out while the other two ordered the store’s employees to open the register. The suspects made off with over $2,000 in cash, two pistols and two cartons of cigarettes.
The trio ran towards nearby Werner Drive on foot.
The suspects were described as;
#1 African American male, wearing white shirt, black pants, armed with a Glock handgun with an extended magazine.
#2 African American male, wearing a black sweatshirt, white shirt, armed with a Black colored semi-automatic handgun.
#3 African American male, wearing a black shirt, black pants, armed with a Black handgun
The surveillance video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/3P3j-OdgKWQ.
And on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at around 2:00pm, two suspects entered a business located at 12320 S. I-10 Service Rd. Both suspects had White T-shirts over their heads. One of the suspects then raised his shirt revealing a pistol in his waistband at which time he demanded cash. The two suspects emptied the cash registers and made off with about $200 in cash.
The suspects in this incident are described as;
#1 African American male, 6’2”, medium build, light complexion, wearing White T-shirt, Blue jeans and was wearing Red baseball cap and White shirt covering his face.
#2 African American male, 5’11”, approximately 180 pounds, medium complexion, wearing a dark shirt, black shorts with a white t-shirt hiding his face.
Both suspects fled on foot east on the I-10 Service Road.
A copy of the surveillance video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/6SSCPCr6V0I.
Investigators do not believe these two robberies are related.
The Seventh District Investigative unit is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III