The victim was delivering pizzas in the 9100 block of Nelson Street (near Mistletoe Street) just before midnight Wednesday, Dec. 21, when he was confronted by three men with guns, according to the initial NOPD report. They took his seven pizzas and $800 in cash from him before leaving, the report states.
The first suspect was was a 5-foot-7 black man with a light skin tone, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a gray or white sweater over his face and carrying a shotgun, the report states. The second suspect was 6-feet tall, wore all black and carried two handguns, one in each hand, the report states. The third was a 5-foot-9 black man wearing blue jeans, a black biker jacket and carrying an AK-47 with a wood grain handle, the report states.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in the Irish Channel, according to the report in that case. The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was walking in the 900 block of Philip Street (near Laurel Street) carrying several bags home around 1:30 p.m. when she was confronted by two assailants, the report states.
“The subjects said, ‘Give me your money’ and grabbed three bags from the victim and her cellphone,” the report states. “The subject threw the cellphone on the ground and smashed it and fled with the bags.”
Anyone with information in either case is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.