May 30, 2018  |  10:18 am

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators have arrested two men following an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon (May 29) in the parking lot of a Slidell area gas station.

Shortly after 12 noon, a complainant reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint after he arranged to meet two men in a gas station parking lot to conduct the sale of a smart phone. Immediately following the robbery, the perpetrators fled the scene in their vehicle.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., STPSO Criminal Patrol deputies located the suspects’ vehicle on I-10 West and took both subjects into custody, without incident.

The investigation led to the arrest of Lionel Hardy (DOB 11/22/1999) and Devante Washington (DOB 12/06/1999), both of New Orleans, LA who were subsequently booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

LRS 14:64 (Armed Robbery)