The NOPD has arrested Byron Lackings (DOB: 08-31-1976) in connection with two armed robberies that occurred on December 13, 2018 in the Second District.
On December 13, two armed robberies were reported in close proximity of time and location to each other, one at about 3:15 a.m. in the 8000 block of Olive Street and another at about 9:00 a.m. at a business in the 3200 block of South Carrollton Avenue.
During investigation of these incidents, NOPD Second District detectives identified a residence connected to the armed robberies. Members of NOPD’s Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Enforcement Response Unit conducted surveillance on the location and apprehended several suspects believed to be linked to the armed robberies. Additionally, Second District detectives executed search warrants on two residences, leading to the arrest of Lackings as the suspected perpetrator. A third armed robbery is believed to be linked to these incidents. Investigation into that incident remains ongoing.
Lackings was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of crack cocaine.
Anyone with additional information on these incidents is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.