NOPD ARRESTS ONE SUSPECT FOR FRENCH QUARTER ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED BATTERY

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Devontay Jenkins

He was also arrested in October forPOSS MARIJUANA 2ND OFFENSE” but case was refused

Update – bond reduction hearing for the first charges set for the 14th

NOPD has arrested 17-year-old Devontay Jenkins and booked him with Attempted Armed Robbery and Aggravated Second Degree Battery. The incident took place December 4, 2014 at Dauphine and Saint Louis Streets. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the second suspect involved in the incident.

At approximately 8:45 p.m., a 51-year-old female was walking when she was approached by two unknown young black males. One of the suspects demanded money. When the victim replied she didn’t have any money, one of the suspects produced a handgun and struck the victim to the head. Both suspects then fled on foot.

The victim was treated at the hospital for a small laceration and swelling to the top of the head and was released from the hospital.

Through the course of the investigation, Devontay Jenkins was identified as one of the suspects. Detectives learned Jenkins was in Central Lock-Up for Illegal Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Resisting a Police Officer and a Municipal Attachment. Jenkins will additionally be booked with Attempted Armed Robbery and Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are investigating to establish the identity of the second suspect.

Citizens with information about this incident or crime 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.

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Thanks,

Gregory Lirette

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