Jan 022014

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Two armed robbers fired shots into the air as they held up a man and a woman leaving an Uptown restaurant on New Year’s Eve, and a woman was robbed of her purse the same evening in the Lower Garden District, New Orleans police said.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman both in their 40s were leaving a restaurant near Danneel and Soniat streets when two men confronted them demanding money, according to the initial police report. The victims handed over cash and a purse, and the robbers fired shots into the air before leaving, the report states.

Around 10:45 p.m. the same evening, a woman in her 20s was approached near St. Andrew and Prytania by an armed man demanding her money, so she threw her purse at him and ran off, according to the initial police report.

A third armed robbery was reported at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Second and Chippewa in the Irish Channel, but no report has been released on that case.

Further details were not available in any of the case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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  • IntheChannel

    It is seriously getting time to take out the trash

    • pfvayda

      Yeah. Tell Mitch that.

  • Linda Cornish Rioux

    I moved away after the “storm”..am now far from N.O., in a blizzard, with 5 degree temp. I miss a lot about N.O., but there is more about it that I don’t miss, and I feel relief that I’m not there any longer, when I read about the events like these, that ushered in a new year in N.O. ; it seems the more things change, the more they remain the same ! Welcome 2014 .. Keep safe out there !!

  • Craig

    While Mitch does a victory lap about the “lowest murder rate in decades” this city continues to struggle with the lowest count of NOPD officers in decades and the resulting consequences.

  • Alonzo Tulaman

    I’m reading about more and more armed robberies Uptown. Robbed while tending plants on Nashville in the middle of the day. Carjacked in the Garden District. Robbed leaving dinner on new year’s eve. Robbed on Carrollton near St. Charles. Robbed in The Channel. Robbed and beaten on Jeannette. Not to mention the Chase Bank massacre. What I’m not reading about are any arrests. Not one. Is it lack of police manpower? Is it the prohibition on having visible tattoos? Is it the multiple police monitors? Is it Mr. Serpas who seems to think he can turn New Orleans into Pleasanyville circa 1957 where expertly coiffed officers help old ladies off the bus? Is it the total failure of the policies of the Landrieu/Serpas/Justice Dept/David Kennedy snake oil show? The real question is whether it’s time for a change. Because what’s in place now ain’t working.

  • Alonzo Tulaman

    I’m seeing a lot of reports of armed robberies all over
    Uptown. A carjacking in the Garden
    District. An armed robbery on Nashville in broad daylight. An armed robbery at Carrollton
    & St. Charles. A severe beating and robbery on Jeannette. Not to mention
    the Chase Bank massacre. What I’m not
    seeing are any reports about arrests. Not one. Could it be the severe shortage
    of NOPD officers? Do the criminals know that at any given time only a handful
    of cops are patrolling the district? Could it be the police monitor/consent
    decree burden? Maybe it’s the no tattoo policy that excludes former marines and
    Saints players from ever serving in the NOPD. Maybe it’s the Serpas draconian
    ethics policy? Maybe it has to do with the Serpas fantasy of turning New
    Orleans into Pleasantville circa 1957 where perfectly coiffed officers help old
    ladies off the bus and hand out tickets for jaywalking? Maybe it’s the
    Serpas/Landrieu/David Kennedy traveling snake oil show? Maybe it’s all of the
    above. Maybe it’s time for a change.