Skip to comments.1 dead, 2 in custody after pursuit related to Metairie clothing store robbery: JPSO
Posted on 03/08/2018 1:44:17 PM PST by BBell
One person died and two others were taken into custody after a pursuit related to Wednesday morning's (March 7) armed robbery of a men's clothing store in Metairie, according to interim Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto.
Two men armed with assault rifles robbed Jeff's Haberdashery, 3321 Severn Ave. They made off with several armfuls of expensive merchandise, including shirts that retail for $400 to $500 each.
Lopinto said during a news conference Wednesday night that investigators received a tip that helped them to identify one of the robbers and traced him to a house just outside of LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish. Investigators had obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, the sheriff said.
As investigators were watching the house, three people left the home in a black Infinity, and officers followed, Lopinto said.
Officers with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office tried to stop the car, he said, but the vehicle kept going. During the ensuing pursuit on Interstate 10 East, the Infinity ran into traffic congestion caused by a car crash near the intersection of I-10 and U.S. 51.
The Infinity then began driving on the shoulder of Interstate 10 until the car crashed into a tractor-trailer truck, at which point the three men fled from the Infinity and hopped over a guardrail, Lopinto said.
The three then jumped from the I-10 bridge to try to "make their escape," falling to the ground below, where two were caught by officers and a third "fell to his death," Lopinto said. Though the man was taken to a local hospital, he did not survive his injuries, he said.
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I guess they thought better then to us their evil AK 47 assault rifles on the cops.
No arrest photos yet?
A $500.00 shirt? Seems there was more than one robbery going on here.
But is orange their color?
Sorry, no sympathy for the dead guy. It’s a shame the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the other two for however many years.
They were described previously as being “dark brown”. the cops probably knew who they were all along but did not want to “spook them”. No pun intended.
They made a dash with the haberdash?.................
Geeze, at $500 for a shirt, at least it could have been bulletproof.
LOL. You are a real cut-up! :)
Nothing says "a flair for fashion" like a $500 shirt with your pants falling down.
Its not robbery when someone walks in and voluntarily pays for the shirt.
And if you think thats bad you don’t know about the prices on womens fashion crap and accessories.
Probably French descendants still pissed over the Louisiana Purchase.
For $500/shirt, it should have been custom tailored. The top-listed custom tailor shirt-maker in NYC has custom shirts at $135 to $175.
Yeah I wouldnt either.
What a strange story. Three LaPlace negroes traveled down I-10 east to Metairie, where they staged a daring (and heavily armed) daylight robbery of - an expensive men’s clothing store. It seems too unlikely for even an episode of CSI: New Orleans (though the jumping from the I-10 bridge/plummeting to death in the lake below *does* sound like something the show might use). Kinda surreal.
There’s no place like New Orleans!!
and a third “fell to his death,” Lopinto said. Though the man was taken to a local hospital, he did not survive his injuries, he said.
Thats too bad.
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