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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Tied up and robbed at gunpoint is what happened to a Garden District Couple during a brazen home invasion.

The New Orleans Police Department says technology helped quickly catch the gunman and his two alleged accomplices.

'It didn't occur to me that something would have happened so close,' said Garden District resident Warren Hart.

The cold snap didn't keep Hart indoors Thursday afternoon. Instead he went for a walk with his dog passing a neighbor's home which was robbed at gunpoint the night before.

'That was sort of surprising. They were reassured apparently that they wouldn't get hurt,' said Hart.

The NOPD says around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night in the 1300 block of Sixth Street, a resident answered a knock at the door.

'They used a rouse asking if they knew someone by the name of Bryant. About 20 minutes later the subject came back. This time he was with two individuals, and all three of them pushed their way into the house,' said NOPD Sixth District Lt. Frank Young.

Police said the suspects ransacked the house stealing two guns, several iPhones, iPads and cash. Detectives confirm an app like 'Find my iPhone' helped police pinpoint the suspects at a Fat City address in Jefferson Parish.

The NOPD said the arrests were made within 90 minutes.

'There are other devices that have internal tracking features, and the message is: just quit stealing stuff because it's making it easier for us to find you,' said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas at a news conference.

'That was awful. I was very frightened for them and I hope they're okay,' said Michelle Lafitte, who works in the neighborhood.

'It's very concerning to me and disconcerting as well. Hopefully that was an isolated incident in the Garden District and hopefully it won't happen again,' added Lafitte.

As for Hart who lives nearby, he plans on being a lot more cautious when someone shows up at his doorstep.

'When I come to the front door. I'm going to be a little bit more on my toes,' said Hart.

Police say 20-year-old Luis Guevara, 23-year-old Kevin Aguilar and 22-year-old Orlyn Izaguirre were arrested. All three men were booked into the Orleans Parish Jail on two counts of armed robbery.

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