Around 8:15 p.m. March 11, the armed-robbery victim was hit by an unknown object and knocked to the ground while walking in the 800 block of Cadiz (between Magazine and Constance), according to a NOPD news release. Two men approached, one armed with a handgun, and took a a wallet with $40 cash and credit cards from the victim, then left on foot, the release states.
Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Jerry Baldwin at 658-6020.
Meanwhile, investigators have cleared two recent unarmed robberies.
On March 10, one victim was near the basketball courts in the 2300 block of Valence (two blocks off Freret) around 9 p.m., when he was approached from behind by three men, according to a NOPD report. They put the victim on the ground and took his iPhone and headphones away, then took off, the report states. Police developed a teen as a suspect and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, police said.
On Feb. 10, a woman walking in the intersection of South Claiborne and Delachaise was hit in the face by a man who then took her purse and left on foot, authorities said at the time. Detective Baldwin developed 46-year-old Daryl Harrell as a suspect, and he was later arrested on a charge of simple robbery.