NOPD Sixth District officers today (Oct. 21) arrested Brandon Wilfred (DOB: 11-13-1990) in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in the 1300 block of Coliseum Street on Oct. 11.
The victim told police that at about 6:15 a.m., he was approached by an unknown male who was armed with a gun. The perpetrator robbed the victim of his property and fled the scene.
During the follow up investigation, Sixth District detectives developed Wilfred as a suspect in this incident. A photograph of Wilfred is included with this release.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, Brandon Wilfred turned himself into the NOPD’s Sixth District Station, where he was subsequently arrested and booked into Central Lockup on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sixth District detectives at 658-6060. 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.
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.
Because of aggressive work by NOPD detectives to track down suspects responsible for armed robberies, the number of armed robberies in New Orleans year to date has decreased from 753 in 2015 to 648 in 2016, a difference of 14 percent.