Two gunmen took a car from another man, 48, about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Basin Street, New Orleans police said.
The victim said he had just started his maroon Ford F-150 pickup when two men approached, one armed with a semi-automatic weapon, and demanded the vehicle. He got out of his truck, and the two suspects drove off.
The vehicle’s LoJack system alert was detected just after 2 a.m. Saturday by 4th District Officer Michael Zamzam, whose squad car was equipped with a LoJack system. Zamzam saw the truck parked in the 1400 block of Numa Street. The officer questioned two people at the location and was told that no one else was there, but the home’s front door was ajar, allowing him to see men inside the house trying to flee, he said.
With the help of State Police, officers apprehended Jakuan Collins, 21; Patrick Hundley, 22; and Terrell Baker, 21. They were booked on carjacking, use of a firearm in a robbery and second-degree robbery.