NOPD seeks suspect in four armed robberies

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect in a string of armed robberies.  He's the latest suspect to roll on the Wheel of Justice.

Kenneth Barnes, 48, is suspected of robbing four businesses between March and September of this year.

The NOPD says Barnes, who also has seven additional warrants out against him, robbed a Smoothie King on N. Carrollton, the Maple Street Bookstore, and two Rite Aid locations, one on S. Carrollton and another on St. Charles.

Police also say he has seven other warrants waiting for him.

If you have any information regarding Kenneth Barnes’ whereabouts, please notify Second  District detectives at (504) 658-6020.

If you have information that can help solve crimes, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.  You don't have to reveal your name or testify, and you could earn a cash reward.

Barnes faces 10 to 99 years of hard labor for each armed robbery conviction under state law, with an additional five years tacked on to each charge if a firearm was used.

So far, more than 320 people have landed behind bars after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice.