A series of four armed robberies have been reported around the Uptown area between Thursday evening and Saturday morning — including a carjacking in the Riverbend and an online-dating setup, New Orleans police said.
Around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, a man in his mid 20s was sitting in a vehicle in the 3500 block of Fourth Street (near South Galvez) in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, when he was approached by a man with his gun who demanded his belongings, the initial report states. The gunman made off with a Rolex watch and the victim’s cash, the report states.
Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, a carjacking was reported at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and South Carrollton. The victim, a 16-year-old, was approached by an assailant who forced him to get out of the vehicle, the report states.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, a man in his mid-20s headed to a meeting he had set up with a woman over a social-networking website in the 1500 block of Baronne Street (near Terpsichore) in Central City, the report states. Instead, the victim was met by three men who demanded his belongings, the report states.
Finally, around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, a man and a woman both in their 20s were standing in the 1700 block of St. Charles Avenue (near Euterpe) when a man with a gun demanded their phones and money, the report states. The victims handed it over, and the man left.
Further details have not been released in any of the cases. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.