Three arreseted utilizing social media to lure victims to rob

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     9/25/17

Three arrested utilizing social media to lure victims to rob

 Kenner - Three people have been arrested utilizing social media, which resulted in the luring of victims to be robbed on multiple occasions.   Arrested are:

 Kristen Faye Gisclair, 24, Raphael Gerard Brooks, 37, and Cortland Patterson, 26, all of 4140 Georgia Avenue, Apartment C, in Kenner.  The three are charged with the crimes of armed robbery (1-count), conspiracy to commit armed robbery (2-counts), attempted armed robbery (1-count), and simple burglary (1-count). 

 The investigation first began on September 10, 2017, at 12:28 a.m., when a 24-year-old male, reported he was a victim of an armed robbery and that his vehicle had also been burglarized in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, in Kenner.  In speaking with the victim, it was learned that he had utilized Instagram and corresponded with an individual known as Jasmine, who he agreed to meet and pay $100.00 for sex.  Jasmine directed the victim to a nonexistent address in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, where the victim was robbed in the alleyway by two males, one who pointed a rifle at him.  During the course of the robbery, the suspects also entered the victim’s vehicle to remove property from within.   The victim admitted first seeing an add on BACKPAGE.com for prostitution and then corresponded and spoke with female via Instagram and telephone. 

 On Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 10:40 p.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to a second armed robbery which occurred in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, in Kenner.  In this robbery a 27-year-old male, reported he had “hooked up” with a random female on “Plenty of Fish” and agreed to meet her at an address on Georgia Avenue, which was later found to be nonexistent.  Upon arriving at the location, the victim was robbed by two males, one who pointed a rifle at him and took his wallet, $90.00, and his cellular telephone.    

 Through an investigation, detectives were able to track activity to the address listed above (4140 Georgia Avenue, Apartment C, Kenner).  A search warrant was executed and the three were taken into custody.  Recovered inside the condominium, was the victim’s property, in addition, to a BB gun that appeared to look like a rifle. 

 Upon conducting interviews with the suspects, a confession was obtained, in which it was learned, Kristen Faye Gisclair, Cortland Patterson, and Raphael Gerard Brooks, spoke of, and created accounts with the “Jasmine” and “Nikki” on Backpage.com, as a means to contact and lure victims to the condominium complex, in order for Cortland Patterson and Raphael Brooks to rob them.  

 Kristen Gisclair also confessed to speaking to the victims on the phone and giving them directions to a nonexistent address, enabling the robberies to take place. 

 From statements obtained at least four robberies have been committed, and at present only two have been reported.   

 Kristen Fay Gisclair, Raphael Gerard Brooks, and Cortland Patterson, all remain in custody, their bonds have been set at $520,000.00. 

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser is asking for any victim to come forward, in addition, if anyone has any information regarding these robberies, or Kristen Faye Gisclair, Raphael Gerard Brooks, or Cortland Patterson, to call the Kenner Police Detective Nick Engler at (504) 712-2410 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 


 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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