KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sergeant Brian McGregor
Kenner man arrested in armed robbery that occurred outside bank
- On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at approximately 09:08 a.m.,
members of the Kenner Police Department responded to a pedestrian armed
robbery which occurred outside the Capital One Bank located at 1000 West
Esplanade Avenue, in Kenner.
officers met with the 63 year old male victim, who reported he had just
withdrew currency from the bank and was entering his vehicle when he was
approached by an unknown black male who placed a silver handgun against
his head. The suspect began
to struggle with the victim while demanding his money.
During the struggle, the victim sustained a laceration to his
left ear from being struck with the gun.
After taking the victimís money at gunpoint, the suspect fled to
an awaiting white van and fled.
Police Officers / Detectives responding to the armed robbery, discovered
the van used in the armed robbery abandoned behind the strip mall
located at 1000 West Esplanade Avenue, in Kenner with a stolen /
switched license plate. The
van was registered to Antony Hicks, 58, of Kenner.
Hicks who has a prior armed robbery and drug conviction matched
the suspect description provided.
Hicks was later identified by the victim as the perpetrator of
the armed robbery.
Police later located Hicks leaving his residence located at 3019
Illinois Avenue, in Kenner where he was taken into custody.
Hicks has been arrested and charged with the crime of armed
robbery and aggravated battery.
time of this press release; Hicks remains in custody, no bond has been
incident remains under investigation.
Kenner Police are attempting to identify the getaway driver
concerning this incident.
No description was provided concerning the second suspect.
In addition, the stolen license plate was found to have been
stolen in September from a vehicle parked in the 3100 block of Phoenix
Street, in Kenner.
Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who may have information
concerning Anthony Hicks or the second suspect to call Kenner Police
Detective Jessica Zuppardo at (504) 712-2410 or Crimestoppers at (504)
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