NOPD Second District officers have arrested a suspected gunman who robbed two workmen while they were renovating an Uptown home yesterday.
18-year-old Jwan Brown went inside the house in the 4200-block of South Derbigny Street yesterday morning at about 11:30, held the men at gunpoint and then made off with their wallets and a cell phone. One of the victims immediately called police, and within 2 minutes, responding officers arrived at the scene. A perimeter was quickly set up in the neighborhood, and officers called in for assistance from the K-9 Unit as well as the Tactical Unit. A K-9 located Brown hiding under a house in the 3300-block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway. He was positively identified as the gunman and taken into custody.
While being interviewed by detectives at the Second District station, Brown confessed to robbing a third man at gunpoint who was also doing renovation work on a house Uptown. That incident happened on October 13th, at a residence in the 3700-block of South Roman Street.
Brown is booked with 3 counts of Armed Robbery. He is currently on Parole for Simple Robbery until 2017.
“This arrest was the result of well-executed teamwork. Second District officers were immediately on top of the situation. And K-9 and Tactical Units followed close behind to ensure a quick apprehension. This was a great effort by every officer involved”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
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Contact: Remi Braden