The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Jason Cooper (DOB: 01-28-1995), who is believed to be one of three suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred on May 10, 2017 in the 1500 block of Virginia Marie Street.
The victim told Third District officers that she had traveled to a bar in Metairie and met an unknown black male who asked if the victim could give him a ride back to his residence in the 1500 block of Virginia Marie Street. The victim agreed, traveling with the male to the residence. When they arrived at the location and parked the vehicle, two unknown males approached her vehicle. One of the subjects, described as a white male, approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the victim, demanding her cell phone. The second subject, described as a black male, entered the passenger side back seat and rummaged through the vehicle. The victim said the white male then took the victim’s phone and keys, while the black male took her purse. All three males, including the male who traveled with the victim, then fled the scene together. The victim’s car keys were later found near the vehicle.
The subject who traveled with the victim from the bar was described as a black male approximately 30 years old and standing between 5’6” and 5’7” and weighing about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white tank-top shirt and black jeans, and was described as having a triangle tattoo in the center of his forehead.
The unknown white male was described as having blonde hair and blue eyes wearing a black hoodie, rubber gloves and a silver brass knuckle choker on his neck.
No description is available of the second black male, as the victim said she did not see him and only heard his voice.
As investigation into the incident progressed, detectives were able to develop Cooper as one of the suspects in this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Jason Cooper or either of the two additional suspects 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.