Mar 122017

(map via NOPD)

A man was robbed by two women posing as Uber drivers early Saturday morning, and a man and a woman in the Garden District were threatened at gunpoint by two teens who were later arrested, New Orleans police said.

Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, a man in his 20s caught a ride from “somewhere on Bourbon Street” in the French Quarter by two women posing as Uber drivers, according to the initial NOPD report. They drove him Uptown and stopped at the intersection Bordeaux and Carondelet streets, the report states.

“One of the females pulled out a gun and took the victim’s debit card, cash and cellphone,” the report states. “The victim jumped out of the vehicle and the subjects fled.”

Around 8:45 p.m., a man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s were near Chestnut and Philip Street when they were approached by two 13-year-old boys who asked for a dollar, according to the report in that case. The adults refused, so one of the teens pulled out a gun and ordered the man to get to his knees, the report states.

“The victim complied and the subject fled,” the report states. “Both subjects were apprehended a short time later.”

The arrested boys’ names were not released because of their ages.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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