NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans police arrested four suspects within minutes of an armed robbery Sunday in the French Quarter, according to NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden.
The robbery happened near the intersection of Dauphine and Ursulines around 12 a.m.
Braden said the victims were trying to hail a cab when Joshua Turner, 21, brandished a handgun and told them to give them “everything they had.” After taking a wallet, Braden said, Turner fled in a silver vehicle.
The victims called police and gave them an identification of the vehicle and the license plate number, and within minutes a police sergeant was able to locate the vehicle and arrest the men inside, Braden said.
Turner was booked with one count of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery. Police booked three other men – 18-year-old Marcus Fontenot, 23-year-old Alexis Lunas, 22-year-old Corinthian Robertson – with principal to an armed robbery.
“Over the last couple of days, our officers have taken multiple guns off the streets of the French Quarter,” said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. “Their responses have been agile and on-target, and we’re seeing top-notch work from members of this Department.”
Police confiscated the handgun allegedly used in the crime, as well as another gun in the car.
Braden said all four suspects are Baton Rouge residents.