Jul 122014
A carjacking in the Riverbend, and two robberies on Fourth and Baronne streets. Not pictured: Saturday morning's robbery on St. Charles Avenue. (map via NOPD)

A carjacking in the Riverbend, and two robberies on Fourth and Baronne streets. Not pictured: Saturday morning’s robbery on St. Charles Avenue. (map via NOPD)

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.

  2 Responses to “Four Uptown robberies reported over the last two days”

  1. we need the National Guard here……

  2. The slow trickle of details related to armed robberies by this department is shocking. We have no idea what color shirts or hats to look for, no idea on the model cars taken or license plate, no clue as to anything. How can any neighborhood watch or any citizen for that matter help curb crime if we have nothing to go on. We have to wait days or weeks to get any usable descriptions of the items stolen or descriptions of the perpetrators. You do not need more officers or funding to release information faster to the public, just a will to do so. Imagine if seconds after being reported a description of the car taken with the license plate number was blasted out to the community via twitter or a similar method. Everyone would be on the look out to catch the guy red handed. Instead, we get no description until weeks later when we get a report from NOPD about the car being used in a shooting.

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