Suspects arrested in Uptown gas station robbery

Suspects arrested in Uptown gas station robbery

20-year-old Javine Bonner and 18-year-old Eugene Thomas

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Posted on October 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police nabbed two armed robbery suspects Uptown last night, shortly after a gas station was hit.

The robbery happened at a gas station in the 1400 block of S. Carrollton just after 10:30 p.m.

The victims say one of two men pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money and then took a customer's iPhone.

Two detectives found two men -- 20-year-old Javine Bonner and 18-year-old Eugene Thomas -- fitting the suspects' descriptions on Monroe Street. Officers recovered the stolen iPhone and cash from the register after a search of Bonner and Thomas, and Bonner amitted to hiding the gun on the side of a home.

Police booked both Bonner and Thomas with armed robbery charges.

Police say both men have previous arrests for armed robbery. Bonner is currently on parole for a first-degree robbery, something police NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas says is "disturbing they weren't discouraged from doing it again."

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