Chalmette man, juvenile booked with armed robbery after carjacking pizza delivery driver

Tremaine Moses

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said a Chalmette man and a juvenile staying in Chalmette were both booked with armed robbery for carjacking a pizza delivery driver on May 30.

Tremaine Moses, 20, of the 2300 block of Mumphrey Road in Chalmette, was booked June 1 after he admitted to holding a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint and demanding he exit his vehicle. A 16-year-old who was with Moses at the time of the incident also was booked and is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center.

Just after 12:30 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a carjacking in the 300 block of East Magnolia Drive in Chalmette.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they were met by an employee of a local pizza restaurant who stated he had a gun held to his face and his vehicle stolen while he was attempting to deliver a pizza to a home nearby.

The man said the suspect, later identified as Moses, approached his vehicle and knocked on his window. The driver rolled down his window and Moses asked if he was there to deliver a pizza, to which he replied yes.

The driver, assuming Moses was the customer, turned to reach for the pizza on his passenger seat, and that is when Moses pressed a handgun against the left side of his face and ordered him out of the vehicle and to empty his pockets. Moses and the juvenile then got into the driver’s truck and fled.

Following the incident, detectives received information identifying Moses as the suspect and they obtained a warrant for his arrest. Once in custody, Moses admitted to the crime.

Sheriff Pohlmann said the victim was unharmed in the incident and his vehicle was recovered in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Moses is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison. Bond has not yet been set.