FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chief Steve Caraway
Office: (504) 712-2212
Date: August 26, 2010
Kenner Police investigating robberies involving subject
impersonating a police officer
- The Kenner Police Department is
presently investigating three robberies involving a man stopping
victims claiming to be a police officer.
The first incident occurred on Sunday,
April 11, 2010.
The victim was at the Fuelman
located in the 700 block of Hanson Street, in Kenner, when he
was approached by a black male, described to be 20 to 30 years
old, 5’8” to 6’1” in height, 170 to 200 pounds, driving a newer
model Ford pick up with a bed cover.
The suspect identified himself as a
police officer and was in possession of an object that appeared
to be a police radio.
The suspect ordered the victim to
produce his identification and then took the victim’s wallet and
money before fleeing the area.
A second such incident occurred on
Saturday, August 14, 2010, in the 800 block of
Daniel Street, in
A black male, described to be 30 to
35 years old, 170 to 180 pounds, driving a Ford F-Series truck,
4 door, stopped a victim in the 800 block of
The suspect produced a badge and
asked the victim for his identification.
The suspect then took the victim’s
wallet and money before fleeing the area.
The third incident occurred on Saturday,
August 21, 2010, in the 3400 block of
Connecticut Avenue, in
The victim was followed to his
residence by a black male driving a dark two-tone colored Ford,
F-Series pickup truck, 4-door with a bed cover.
In this incident the victim advised
the Ford truck appeared to have flashing lights.
The suspect exited his vehicle and
identified himself as a police officer and produced a handgun.
Upon asking the victims for
identification, the suspect took the victims wallet containing
an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area.
The Kenner Police Department is in
possession of photographs of the suspect vehicle believed used
in the robbery.
Those photographs are attached to
this press release.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Detective Brian McGregor is in charge
of the investigation.