A man suspected of robbing a cash advance business in Harvey this weekend is behind bars, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.
Joshua Love, 27, was captured late Monday in Algiers by officers with the New Orleans Police Department’s 4th District Task Force, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Col. John Fortunato. After being taken to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office’s criminal investigation bureau in Harvey, Love confessed to robbing Advance America at 1121 Manhattan Blvd. while wielding a gun, Fortunato said.
The Sheriff’s Office subsequently jailed Love on one count of armed robbery, a crime that is punishable in Louisiana with between 10 and 99 years in prison.
The Sheriff’s Office alleges that Love walked into the Advance America about 9:40 a.m., pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. A woman in the store handed over an undisclosed amount of money to Love, who then fled, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A tip received by Crimestoppers identified Love as the robber.
The Sheriff’s Office said efforts to locate Love at a previous address one block away from the Advance America that was robbed were unsuccessful. But New Orleans police patrolling nearby Algiers later apprehended Love in the 2100 block of L.B. Landry Avenue, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Love’s bond amount was set at $15,000, records showed.