The NOPD has arrested 22-year-old Antonio Gabriel, 38-year-old Calvin Varnado, 27-year-old Jasmyne Varnado and 28-year-old Frederick Nieve wanted in connection with an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on December 16, 2014, in the 7500 block of Trapier Street. Detectives are in the process of determining the identity of another female suspect.
At approximately 8:00 p.m., the 29-year-old male victim was answering a knock at his door when he looked outside, saw a male acquaintance and opened the door. While the acquaintance was entering, the five suspects forced their way in. Once inside, one of the males produced a handgun, pointed it at the victim and demanded property the victim had allegedly taken from one of the female suspects. After the victim advised that he never took anything, the female suspect entered the victim’s bedroom and ransacked it as she looked for her property. Without locating anything, the suspect told the victim that she was taking other items for compensation for her property. After taking several items, the suspects fled the location. The victim and suspects were past acquaintances.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified four of the five suspects and obtained arrest warrants for Aggravated Burglary.
On January 5, 2014, the NOPD arrested Antonio Gaberiel, Calvin Varnado, Jasmyne Varnado and Frederick Nieve without incident and booked them with Aggravated Burglary.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are in the process of determining the identity of the fifth suspect and her involvement in the incident.
Seventh District Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6070.
Citizens with information that can help in this investigation are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.