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Fifth District Officers Arrest Carjacking Suspect

by Dawne Massey

February 20, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Fifth District, Good Police Work

Fifth District Officers Arrest Carjacking Suspect

The NOPD has arrested Anthony Bowen (DOB: 10/09/1981) for armed carjacking.


The victim reported that on February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. he was seated in his vehicle in the 3700 block of Urquhart Street, texting on his phone. An unknown black male tapped on the driver’s side window and when the victim opened the door, the subject pointed an unknown dark colored firearm at him and demanded he exit the vehicle. The victim complied and the perpetrator got in the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.


As a result of the subsequent investigation, the vehicle was located at the intersection of Louisa Street and Alja Meyer Place. Officers attempted to pull the suspect over but the perpetrator refused to stop. A vehicle pursuit ensued as the suspect headed eastbound on Almonaster Avenue, and as the suspect attempted to make a right turn onto Alvar Street he lost control of the vehicle and collided with the neutral ground.


Fifth District officers converged on the vehicle and saw that the suspect was in possession of a firearm. A struggle over the firearm ensued and officers were able to disarm the suspect, later identified as Anthony Bowen, and he was taken into custody.  

Bowen was arrested for armed carjacking, use of a firearm during a robbery, illegal carrying of a firearm, and resisting an officer by flight.   


If you have any information regarding this incident please notify Detective Chad Cockerham or any Fifth District Detective at 504-658-6050. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 



Louisiana law states that Individuals convicted of carjacking shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two years and for not more than 20 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.