The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Workplace added a further deputy to patrol Lafreniere Park in Metairie through the vacation season after a pair of armed robbers focused guests Monday night time (Dec. 5).
There’ll now be 4 deputies retaining watch on the parish park situated at 3000 Downs Blvd. in the course of the Christmas within the Park 2017 vacation mild show, stated Lt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the division.
The robbers tried to carry up a forty nine-yr-previous Mandeville lady and a good friend simply after that they had completed a strolling tour of the Christmas lights show round 9 p.m. The lady, who didn’t need to be recognized by NOLA.com | The Occasions-Picayune, stated they have been strolling to their car within the parking zone close to the West Napoleon Avenue park entrance when two males approached them from behind.
“I feel on the time, I used to be simply in shock,” she stated Wednesday of the scary expertise. “I did not even course of something till later.”
The robbers demanded cash, however the lady’s good friend informed the lads that they had none. The lady and her good friend continued strolling. The robbers adopted for a short time earlier than breaking off.
“I stored ready to listen to gunshots,” she stated.
The robbers then focused a sixty one-yr-previous Metairie man who was strolling by means of the park. He was about to exit by means of the gate on David Drive when the lads approached him with a gun and demanded cash. He handed over change, however the robbers reached into his pocket and stole a examine, the sufferer stated Wednesday.
Investigators haven’t any leads on the suspects within the case.
The lady from Mandeville famous that the parking zone alongside West Napoleon Avenue was darkish. The parish is wanting into enhancing the lighting in that space, Jefferson Parish Spokesman Antwan Harris stated.
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Anybody with details about the robberies is requested to name the Sheriff’s Workplace investigations bureau at 504.364.5300. The general public also can name Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Ideas might be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); textual content TELLCS then the crime info. Callers or texters wouldn’t have to provide their names or testify and may earn a reward for info that results in an indictment.