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NOPD TIGER Unit Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests in July 2016 Attempted Armed Robbery

by Aaron E. Looney

March 29, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Third District

NOPD TIGER Unit Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests in July 2016 Attempted Armed Robbery

Investigation by detectives in the NOPD Special Operations Division's Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Response unit, or TIGER, has led to two additional arrests in the attempted armed robbery of the Lakeview Harbor restaurant, located at 911 Harrison Avenue, on July 12, 2016.

During investigation into this incident, the two perpetrators who entered the restaurant during the incident were identified and later arrested. During questioning, both of those suspects confessed to their respective roles in the incident.

READ: NOPD Arrests Two for Lakeview Harbor Robbery Attempt

Since the arrests, the ongoing investigation being conducted by TIGER Unit detectives has generated additional leads. These leads have aided detectives in the identification and arrests of two additional perpetrators in this incident:

  • Ahmad “Tank” Anderson (DOB: 10-28-1997) was arrested at the restaurant on March 13, 2017. Anderson was identified as a cook at the restaurant who was working on the night of the incident. Once in custody, Anderson confessed to being involved in the incident.
  • Robert Torregano (DOB: 02-12-1992) has been identified as the driver of the getaway vehicle utilized by the suspects in the incident. The vehicle was identified, located and processed with a search warrant in the early stages of the investigation. TIGER Unit investigators recently tracked Torregano to a house on Tullis Drive in the Fourth District, but found that Torregano had fled the state. Investigators provided Torregano's information and possible whereabouts to the U.S. Marshal Service, who arrested Torregano today (March 29) in Port Arthur, Texas.

Both Anderson and Torregano have been charged with attempted armed robbery in this incident. No photo of either individual is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030.

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.



The aggressive work of the NOPD Special Operations Division’s Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Enforcement Response unit, or TIGER, has cleared multiple violent crime investigations since NOPD Chief Michael Harrison formed the group in early June 2016. The group is made up of detectives, tactical officers and members of the NOPD Special Operations Division.