Second man arrested who had been sought in robbery of $160 from a third man at a Chalmette car wash

Posted: September 20th, 2016 | Filed under: News Releases, SBSO News
Albert Reaux

Albert Reaux

A second New Orleans man has been arrested who had been sought by St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s detectives in the robbery of $160 from a third man at a Chalmette car wash, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Albert Reaux, 42, who ran from the car wash after the Sept. 14 robbery and was seen by the victim getting into a vehicle driven by another man now in custody, was caught in New Orleans on Monday night, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Reaux will be transferred to the St. Bernard Parish Prison and booked with one count of simple robbery.

The driver of a getaway vehicle, Charles B. Johnson Jr., 34, also of New Orleans, was arrested Monday by St. Bernard sheriff’s detectives and also booked with simple robbery.

After Johnson’s arrest it was found he had more than $1,100 of drugs on his person, including 25 aluminum foils containing heroin, as well as more than 70 tablets of the painkiller Tramadol and five hits of Ecstasy, or MDMA, Sheriff Pohlmann said. He was also booked with possession with intent to distribute the drugs.

The robbery occurred when Reaux approached a man at a Chalmette car wash on Paris Road, asked for money for a change machine, then stole $160 from the man and ran to the getaway car.

Johnson is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison without bond, pending an appearance before a judge.