Target employee suspected of stealing iPad, and other N.O.-area police news

Sheriff: Man stole iPad by stuffing it in pants

An employee of a Metairie department store was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole an iPad by putting it in his pants.

Shedrick Ingram, 35, of Metairie, went into the electronics stock room at the Target store at the Clearview Mall on Dec. 6 and took an iPad worth $390, according to an arrest log. Ingram put the iPad into his pants and walked out of the store without paying, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Employees conducting an inventory found the iPad was missing. The theft was recorded on surveillance cameras, according to the arrest log.

Ingram allegedly admitted the theft to investigators and was booked with theft under $500, according to jail records.

Covington man struck, killed by SUV on I-12

A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday after being hit by an SUV on the Interstate 12 eastbound exit ramp at South Satsuma Road, a Walker Police Department spokesman said.

Chad Wayne Cox, 27, of Covington, was walking in the left lane of the ramp in Livingston Parish about 3:30 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 GMC Yukon driven by Steven Michael Jones, police Capt. John Sharp said in a news release.

Jones, 37, of Baton Rouge, told police he was driving in the left lane behind an 18-wheeler when the truck suddenly swerved to dodge Cox. Jones also tried to swerve but was unable to avoid Cox, Sharp said.

Police believe weather and poor lighting were factors in the accident. Speed, driver inattentiveness and impairment are not considered factors, though Jones submitted a blood sample for routine analysis.

Police are still trying to determine why Cox was on the interstate, though it’s possible he was trying to cross the road, Sharp said.

I-12 east at Satsuma was closed for about two hours because of the accident.

Pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint

A pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint Monday night after he stopped to adjust his seat belt, New Orleans police said.

The victim was stopped at Knight Drive and Hammond Street in New Orleans East about 9 p.m. when three men began to yell at him, according to a daily police log.

One of the men stuck a gun in the victim’s chest and said, “Where’s the money?”

The victim handed over his cash, and the men ran away.

Police did not provide descriptions of the men.

Armed man robs couple sitting in car in Uptown

A 55-year-old man and his girlfriend were robbed early Tuesday morning in Uptown, police said.

The victims were sitting in the man’s car at South Liberty and Foucher streets about 5 a.m. when a man walked up from behind, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The man handed over his cash, and the robber ran away.

Police did not provide a description of the robber.

Police seek person of interest in teen’s death

New Orleans police are searching for a man who might have information about the killing last month of a 15-year-old youth in New Orleans East.

The man, who police said is not a suspect, was recorded getting off an RTA bus about 8:25 p.m. Nov. 11. He wore a black T-shirt and camouflage pants.

About five minutes later, Terrance Roberts was shot to death in an empty lot in the 14000 block of Curran Boulevard. He died on the scene.

Homicide detective Andrew Waldron is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.