The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a New Orleans man involved in a carjacking that took place in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 3 in Old Arabi, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Germaine Moses, 25, of the 7800 block of Venice Boulevard in New Orleans, was booked with armed robbery and carjacking.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, Sheriff Pohlmann said, a male victim arrived at the 911 Communications Center in the 8000 block of West St. Bernard Highway in Arabi to report a carjacking that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. at the corner of Mehle Avenue and North Peters Street in Old Arabi, near the Mississippi River levee.
The victim said a Chevrolet Malibu occupied by two black males pulled up next to him and his vehicle. They exited their vehicle, the victim said, brandished a handgun, and ordered him to the ground.
The victim said the men took his car keys, cellphone, and his wallet, and fled the scene towards New Orleans in his 2015 black Nissan Altima and the Malibu.
During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to locate Moses with the Malibu used in the incident at a location in the 7800 block of Venice Street in New Orleans.
When detectives came into contact with Moses, he fled on foot but was apprehended quickly by detectives with assistance from the New Orleans Police Department. Detectives recovered a firearm at the scene, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify, and could be eligible for a cash reward.
The Criminal Investigations Bureau also has a tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477.
Tipsters who have any information they feel would be valuable to detectives about this case or any other criminal investigation in St. Bernard can call the TIP hotline to share information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Citizens can share information pertaining to cases involving things such as theft, robbery, burglary, or even murder. Sheriff Pohlmann said tipsters can remain anonymous and all calls will be acted upon.