Cops in Kenner say they have arrested a man who robbed a woman two blocks from the Esplanade Mall.
"The 56 year old female victim advised she was walking to her home when she was approached by a male, wearing a gray hoodie and white tee shirt, who attempted to grab her purse from her," Sgt. Brian McGregor said in a news release. "The male subject struggled with the female victim until he was able to gain control and snatch $40.00 from her."
It happened Wednesday morning on California Avenue in Kenner.
"A short time after receiving this robbery complaint, Kenner Police Officers conducting a canvass of the area and stopped a male subject matching the suspect description, at the Shell Station, located at 3501 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner," according to McGregor.
Investigators say 19-year-old Dwione Samuel is now charged with robbery.
"The money taken from the victim was found in Samuel's possession and returned to the victim," McGregor said.