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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Arrest in Pair of Armed Robberies

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Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announces the arrest of Serrita Lambert, 32, of New Orleans, in reference to a pair of armed robberies that occurred in the last week of December 2017. Lambert has been booked with two counts of armed robbery for incidents that occurred on December 29th and 31st, and on theft and battery charges in another offense that occurred on December 30th.

Lambert was arrested in the 2200 block of Severn Avenue in Metairie on January 9, 2017 with the assistance of the US Marshal’s Service-New Orleans Field Office.

In the December 29th incident, Lambert robbed a cab driver at knifepoint after being brought to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Severn Avenue in Metairie. Lambert demanded the cab driver’s property as she attempted to make change for Lambert, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after the victim surrendered her property.

In the December 30th incident, Lambert stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a cab driver after being dropped off in the 700 block of Carrollwood Village Drive in Terrytown. Lambert asked the driver for change. The driver handed her change, then she fled with the change (an undisclosed amount of cash) without paying her fare.

In the December 31st incident, Lambert robbed another cab driver at knifepoint, this time in the 2300 block of Park Place in Terrytown. Lambert again asked the cab driver for change before brandishing a knife and threatening the victim with it. The victim was able to flee, and found his money and other personal property missing upon his return to his vehicle.

Lieutenant Jason Rivarde

Public Information Officer

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