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NOPD Arrests Pair for Multiple Shoplifting Incidents

by Aaron E. Looney

April 12, 2020

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Burglary/Theft, Good Police Work, Second District

NOPD Arrests Pair for Multiple Shoplifting Incidents

The NOPD has arrested Brian Anderson (pictured at left, DOB: 11-08-1971) and Andre Watkins (pictured at right, DOB: 11-05-1976) in connection with multiple shoplifting incidents at local Walgreens pharmacies dating back to February 2020.

Through investigation, NOPD Second District detectives positively identified Anderson and Watkins as the perpetrators who are accused of jumped the cashier’s counter and stole hundreds of dollars of cigarettes. The two were tie to as many as 12 incidents dating back to February.

Both Anderson and Watkins were apprehended on April 7 by Second District officers and booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020.