The NOPD has arrested Curtis Belton (DOB: 11-24-1993) who was wanted in connection with multiple armed robberies and second degree kidnapping.
Belton was arrested on January 3, 2017, at the Chateau Lane apartment complex in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway. The suspect’s apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort between the NOPD’s Seventh District, Special Operations Division and the TIGER task force. Belton was wanted for seven counts of armed robbery, second degree kidnapping and possession of stolen property. He is also being investigated for possible involvement in additional armed robberies and carjacking incidents.
Belton was arrested for incidents including an armed robbery on St. Ann Street on January 2, 2017, second degree kidnapping and five additional armed robberies that occurred in the First, Fifth and Seventh districts between November 18 and December 20, 2016.
If you have any information about these incidents please contact any Seventh District detective at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.
In Louisiana, an armed robbery conviction requires the offender to be imprisoned at hard labor for 10 – 99 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. When a firearm is used in the commission of the crime, the offender will be imprisoned for an additional 5 years that will be served consecutively to the original sentence.