The two robberies on Milan Street on Tuesday night bring the total number of cases to five associated with a suspect wielding a double-barreled shotgun in the blocks around Napoleon Avenue and Prytania Street, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
Two people were robbed within moments of one another Tuesday night in nearby blocks of Milan Street, in what appears to be the third night in a week’s time in which the suspect was armed with a shotgun, witnesses and New Orleans police said.
A man sitting on his porch on in the River Garden area was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening, and another man had his motorcycle taken from him by an armed assailant on Pine Street, New Orleans police said.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, a man in his 50s was sitting on a porch in the 500 block of Adele Street (near St. Thomas Street) when a vehicle drove up, and a man with a gun jumped out, according to the initial NOPD report. The gunman went through the victim’s pockets, took $300 in cash, then left, the report states.
At nearly the same time, a man in his 20s parked a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle in his driveway in the 2900 block of Pine Street (near Fig Street) when a man with a gun emerged from the side of the house, according to the NOPD reprot in that case. The gunman ordered the victim to unlock the motorcycle and roll it into the street, then “threatened to come back and kill victim if he called the police,” the report states. The gunman then left on Pine Street toward Earhart, the report states.
Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
A Tulane student awoke Sunday morning to find a strange man inside her upper-floor room in an all-women’s dormitory on campus, university police said.
Investigators have released surveillance photos of two men they are looking for in connection with Wednesday’s robbery of the Chevron gas station on South Carrollton Avenue.
After a recent shooting on an Annunciation Street block that was once one of the most violent corners of Uptown, New Orleans police have released a video they hope will help lead to a suspect, authorities said.
With construction of a major new drainage canal on Louisiana Avenue slated to last at least until 2018, neighbors are rallying with a new online association dedicated to monitoring and reporting safety problems up and down the corridor.
Barely an hour after the conclusion of a meeting Tuesday night about armed robberies in the Uptown area, three teens were robbed by a man with a shotgun in a park on Napoleon Avenue — and investigators have already identified a suspect and seized a gun during a search of his home, New Orleans police said.
After an August that brought a number of armed robberies virtually unprecedented in recent years to the Uptown area, New Orleans police officials discussed a number of common-sense reforms they say will help prevent violent crime — but forcefully rejected recent calls for a return to a more aggressive “stop and frisk” style of policing.