NOPD, State Police Arrest Suspects in Armed Robbery on Milton Street

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May 30, 2018

NOPD, State Police Arrest Suspects in Armed Robbery on Milton Street

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD and State Police have arrested three juvenile male suspects and one 17-year-old male suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in the 1600 block of Milton Street on May 13, 2018.

The victim told police that after leaving a family gathering on May 13, he fell asleep inside of his black 2018 GMC Sierra in the 1600 block of Milton Street. He said he was then awakened by four unknown black males, one of whom allegedly opened the driver’s side door and struck him in the face with a black handgun. The suspects then reportedly removed the victim from the vehicle and entered the vehicle, fleeing the scene heading onto Paris Avenue. The victim said his iPhone, wallet and a handgun were located in the vehicle.

Later that day, the stolen vehicle was later located near a residence in the 13900 block of Linden Street. State Police troopers assisted in securing the vehicle and arrested a 15-year-old juvenile male at the scene after the male was found in possession of the reported stolen handgun and the keys to the stolen vehicle. The juvenile arrested on the scene was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for principle to armed robbery, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession of a firearm by a juvenile, illegal carrying of a weapon and illegal possession of stolen things.

NOPD Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Enforcement Response Unit officers joined to assist in the investigation. As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to positively identify Yasean Upton (DOB: 04-20-2001), a second 15-year-old juvenile male and a 16-year-old juvenile male as being involved in the incident and obtained warrants for their arrest.

The 16-year-old juvenile male suspect was arrested on May 29 and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for illegal use of a firearm in a robbery.

NOPD Violent Offender Warrant Squad officers arrested the second 15-year-old juvenile today in the 7800 block of Sun Street. He was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for principle to armed robbery with a firearm.

With the assistance of a Crimestoppers tip, Upton was also arrested today. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for use of a firearm in a robbery in the Third District incident and was also booked on additional charges stemming from incidents being investigated by Seventh District detectives.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030.

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