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All Four Suspects Arrested in New Orleans Attack on 2 Boston Men

The suspects allegedly knocked the men down and took their wallets and cell phones

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    Michael Harrison, the chief of the New Orleans Police Department, had a message for the four suspects accused of attacking and robbing two Boston-area tourists.

    (Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017)

    Police have arrested all four suspects wanted in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of two tourists in New Orleans on Tuesday.

    Nicholas Polgowski and Rashaad Piper were booked by New Orleans police Wednesday morning. The two other suspects, Joshua Simmons and Dejuan Paul, are being held without bail.

    They are all being charged with second degree robbery.

    Four suspects accused of beating and robbing two Boston-area men in New Orleans. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Joshua Simmons, Rashaad Piper, Dejuan Paul, Nicholas Pogozelski
    Photo credit: New Orleans Police

    "Let me just send a message to them. You're going to pay for what you do," New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison said. "There are consequences to your actions. And if crime is the life you choose, then I'm going to see to it that prison will be the price you pay."

    The suspects allegedly beat and robbed the tourists, both from the Boston area, on Bienville Street Saturday night. They allegedly knocked the men down and took their wallets and cell phones.

    The victims, James Curran and Tim Byrne, were sent to the hospital for their injuries. One of the victims is in critical condition. They are both from the Boston area.

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