A car was stolen and its driver assaulted at gunpoint early Wednesday in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
An armed carjacking was reported in Hollygrove on Saturday morning.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, had pulled over on Colapissa and Live Oak streets to get directions to his mother’s home at about 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, the police report states. Two men approached his car on both sides armed with semi-automatic weapons.
Five suspects linked to a wave of armed carjackings and other violent crimes have been taken into custody by New Orleans police, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Wednesday.
Cornell Sparkman, 18, and a juvenile, 16, face charges in multiple armed carjackings and shootings. Sparkman, the 16-year-old and a 15-year-old are also linked to a triple shooting in Hollygrove. A third juvenile, 17, faces a single charge in one of the carjackings.
Three teenagers were arrested Thursday in a Gert Town carjacking, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
An attempted armed carjacking near Ursuline Academy was thwarted Tuesday when the victims sped away from the scene, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
Two women, ages 67 and 41, were driving down Willow Street just before noon when they were blocked at State Street by a black truck with an extended cab, the police report states.
A woman’s car was taken at gunpoint in the Milan neighborhood on Friday afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
The New Orleans Police Department reported a carjacking early Thursday on Jackson Avenue and Baronne Street.
A 61-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman were in a 2007 Silver Acura MDX on Josephine near Carondelet Street when a man pointed a gun at them. He then demanded their purses and ordered them out of the car.