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NOPD Arrests Second Suspect, Secures Additional Warrants in Second Degree Robbery on Bienville Street

by Aaron E. Looney

June 27, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout, On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Good Police Work, Simple Robbery

NOPD Arrests Second Suspect, Secures Additional Warrants in Second Degree Robbery on Bienville Street

The NOPD today (June 27, 2017) arrested Joshua Simmons (DOB: 02-19-1999) in connection with a June 24 second degree robbery on Bienville Street that left two victims injured.

The NOPD has also obtained warrants for the two remaining suspects in this incident, identified as Nicholas Polgowski (DOB: 04-5-1999) and Rashaad Piper (DOB: 12-03-1996). When located, both will be arrested and charged with second degree robbery.

Photos of Simmons and Piper are included with this release. A photo of Polgowski is not available.

Shortly before 9 p.m., surveillance video evidence shows four unknown males attacking two male victims from behind as they were walking in the 200 block of Bienville Street. After assaulting both victims and knocking them to the ground, the subjects robbed the victims of their property. The suspects then fled the scene.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital, where one victim remains listed in critical condition. The second victim was treated and has been released from the hospital.

As investigation into the incident progressed, detectives were able to develop Simmons as one of the suspects responsible for the robbery. Simmons was arrested and booked into Central Lockup on a charge of second degree robbery.

Simmons is the second suspect arrested in this incident. On June 26, Dejuan Paul (DOB: 10-05-1995) surrendered to police and was booked with a charge of second degree robbery in this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Nicholas Polgowski and Rashaad Piper is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.