2 men arrested by NOPD on suspicion of armed robberies targeting lone female pedestrians

Two men were arrested on suspicion of charges related to a series of armed robberies that occurred in the city, including one that nearly resulted in the death of a victim in the French Quarter, according to New Orleans Police on Monday.

Gregory Davis, 35, and Dwan Harris, 29, were arrested as part of the investigation into three armed robberies, according to the NOPD.

Police said the incidents occurred on April 17 at about 11:54 a.m. in the 700 block of Girod Street and at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Rampart streets, and at about 1:25 a.m. in the 100 block of Burgundy Street.

During the incidents, New Orleans Police said the two men allegedly targeted single female pedestrians, pointed a gun at their heads and stole their pursues or carry bags.

In the Burgundy Street incident, one of the suspects reportedly fired a single shot near the victim’s head, according to NOPD.

Through an investigation, Eighth District detectives positively identified Davis and Harris as the alleged suspects before obtaining warrants for their arrests on charges of armed robbery and one count of attempted murder.

Additionally, detectives discovered that Davis and Harris are both currently in custody of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and are awaiting extradition to Orleans Parish to face charges there, according to NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on these incidents is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.