A woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday night on Washington Avenue in the Garden District, and an employee of an Oak Street business was stabbed in a robbery shortly afterward in Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
At the conclusion of a weekend already marked by record-breaking violence in New Orleans, six armed robberies — including two carjackings — were reported within 24 hours around Uptown neighborhoods on Sunday.
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Four different armed robbery incidents were reported within three hours Friday night around the Uptown area, New Orleans police said.
Four robberies at gunpoint and two snatch-and-grab robberies were reported around the Garden District and Central City areas over the Memorial Day weekend, New Orleans police said.
A fire that broke out Sunday night in a one-story house on Robert Street killed a dog, but the other residents were not at home and no one else was injured, New Orleans firefighters said.
New Orleans police have opened an investigation into a report that a woman was raped nearly two decades ago when she was a child, authorities said.