Officers in the Sixth District arrested Wayne Atlow (DOB: 4/17/00), Bennie Keeler (DOB: 8/27/99) and a known juvenile for an armed robbery incident that occurred on January 4, 2018.
The victim told police he was walking in the 1900 block of Louisiana Avenue at approximately 3 p.m. with three male subjects from a nearby school. The victim then told police one of the subjects produced a firearm, pointed it at the victim and demanded money from him. During that time, the second subject went through the victim’s pockets and removed the victim’s property while the third subject served as a look-out. The suspects then fled the location after taking the victim’s property at gunpoint.
Throughout the course of the investigation, Sixth District detectives were able to identify the three perpetrators and secure arrest warrants. On January 9, 2018, members of the Sixth District Persons Crimes Unit along with NOPD VOWS unit arrested the subjects at Cohen Preparatory School, located at 3520 Dryades Street. While apprehending the subjects on school grounds, officers located a loaded Heckler & Koch Handgun on the juvenile perpetrator.
A check of the confiscated weapon revealed the firearm was reported stolen from a vehicle burglary in the Second District on December 27, 2017.
Atlow and Keeler were transported and booked into Central Lock-up with one count of armed robbery with a firearm. The juvenile perpetrator was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, possession of firearm by a juvenile, carrying of a firearm on school property and illegal possession of stolen firearms.
Anyone with any other information on the arrested subjects should contact any Sixth District detective at 504-658-6060. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.