Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park
NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night.
WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park near the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Camp Street when a man armed with a shotgun approached them.
Commander Paul Noel, chief of the 2nd District, said the man came up behind the teens and demanded their belongings before making off with their phones and cash.
While police have developed a suspect, Noel would not identify him, only telling WWL-TV that detectives had obtained a search warrant overnight and served it at the suspect's home. Police said they found a handgun at the home, but not the shotgun used in the armed robbery.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.
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