NEW ORLEANS -- Police arrested a man who authorities contend is responsible for committing five armed robberies in the French Quarter during a four-day span, taking cash from eight victims, according to a release from the New Orleans Police Department.
Terrell Tucker, 20, was charged with five counts of armed robbery.
From April 17-20, police say Tucker robbed victims in the 900 block of Dumaine Street, the 700 block of Governor Nicholls, the 900 block of St. Ann Street and twice on Burgundy Street.
"Victims helped Detective Michael Flores construct a computerized sketch of the gunman, which was released to the public. Within a couple of days, detectives noticed a man who closely resembled the sketch, and who was behaving suspiciously in the area where the armed robberies had occurred. His clothing also matched descriptions given by the armed robbery victims," NOPD said in a statement.
Tucker was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant, and later identified in photographic lineups by the victims, according to police.