NEW ORLEANS — Two men were arrested in connection to a bank robbery on the west bank Tuesday, FBI officials said.
Eugene Lewis, 25, and John Weldon, 23, both of New Orleans, are accused of holding up the First American Bank and Trust on General DeGaulle Drive in Algiers. They were arrested two days apart following the incident and are being held in the St. Bernard Parish Prison awaiting federal court appearances.
According to the FBI's New Orleans Field Office, Weldon and Lewis entered the bank around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Weldon allegedly approached the teller counter, pulled out a gun, demanded money, were given an undisclosed amount of cash and ran from the bank.
NOPD officers caught Lewis within minutes of the robbery as they fled the scene but Weldon managed to escape, officials said.
Working together with the NOPD, members of the FBI's New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force caught Weldon two days later, on Thursday at around 11:30 A.M. in the city area.
Officials said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana will be prosecuting the case.
The FBI said that anyone with more information on these suspects or other robberies can contact their New Orleans Field Office at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
You can learn more about bank robberies at In the FBI's bank robbery data base.
Crimestoppers GNO is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of the subjects responsible for this bank robbery and/or any additional robberies linked to these suspects.