A third teen has been arrested in a string of 10 armed robberies that struck Uptown last month.
The 15-year-old, who has not been identified by police, was arrested on Tuesday morning in the 2900 block of LaSalle Street by the NOPD’s Violent Offenders Warrant Squad, according to police, who said they found a chrome revolver, cellphones, license plates and stolen property inside the home.
All three teens, according to police, will be booked for armed robbery in each of the ten cases. Those incidents ranged from a couple held up at the intersection of Dominican and Cherokee streets on August 9, to a woman hit over the head with a gun at 70 Audubon Boulevard on the night of August 11, to a man and woman forced to hand over a purse, iPhone and car keys at the corner of St. Andrew and Prytania streets on August 20.
Police had previously arrested the other two boys as well as Larry Vail, 43, in connection with the incidents. Vail’s bond was set at $250,000, and he is being held in Orleans Parish Prison.
“We made a commitment to relentlessly pursue these individuals and bring them to justice and today we delivered on that promise,” NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement.
Police have not announced any arrests, however, in the dramatic armed robbery that happened on August 20 inside the Uptown restaurant Patois. Officials said the next day they had recovered a car in New Orleans East containing some of the valuables stolen from patrons there.