The victim — a man in his late 20s — was in the 2000 block of General Pershing Street (near Danneel Street) walking to work around 2:30 a.m. Friday, when he was approached by two men wearing masks and carrying guns, according to the initial police report. They demanded his belongings and he dropped his bag, which they took and left with, the report states.
That robbery preceded a weekend of relative calm on the streets of Uptown New Orleans, as no other armed robberies were reported since then, according to the city’s crime maps. One aggravated battery (an altercation involving a weapon or a significant injury) was reported, Saturday morning on Eagle Street in the Hollygrove area. Two aggravated assaults (which often represent confrontations in which no one was harmed) were reported, each about a block off Louisiana Avenue in Central City on Saturday evening and Sunday night.
Memorial Day weekend has been fraught with violence elsewhere in the city, however. At least 16 people were shot, two fatally, in six shootings across New Orleans, according to our partners at WWL.