A man was beaten with a bicycle lock in a robbery Friday morning on O.C. Haley Boulevard, and woman’s purse was taken from her after a struggle with a gunman outside her St. Charles Avenue home that evening, New Orleans police said.
A customer at the McDonald’s on South Carrollton placed an order Wednesday night, then changed it at the last minute and — in the minor moment of counter-service uncertainty that ensued — grabbed money out of the register and ran away with it, New Orleans police said.
A woman believed to have fled the scene of a shooting last month on Magazine Street is now wanted on an obstruction-of-justice charge, New Orleans police said.
One man fended off a carjacking attempt Friday afternoon on South Broad Street, but another man was robbed at gunpoint that night on Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A man demanded to be allowed to pump a free tank of gas Thursday evening at a St. Charles Avenue gas station, then grabbed cash from the register and drove away with it, New Orleans police said.
Three people were injured in a shooting Monday night on South Claiborne Avenue, and two people were robbed at knifepoint in the Uptown area over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
A request to rezone two properties at Jackson Avenue and Laurel Street to allow them to become legal short-term rentals passed the City Council last week, but only after a heated discussion about the ongoing impact of AirBnB-type vacation rentals on the city’s housing stock.
A man was wounded in a shooting on St. Andrew Street on Thursday evening, after a woman was robbed of her cell phone on Chestnut Street and a man was carjacked on South Broad Street earlier that day.
A group of graffiti taggers writing the name ‘Reznor’ — which appears on signs and buildings across Uptown and much of the rest of New Orleans — were caught on video in the Central Business District earlier this month, New Orleans police said.