Two brothers were tied up and robbed at gunpoint inside a Pitt Street home in the Riverbend on Monday night, police said.
The victims, both in their 20s, were inside a home in the 7400 block of Pitt around 9 p.m. when two men in masks burst in through a rear door, detectives on scene said. One of the intruders had a gun, and they tied the victims up with phone cords and extension cables while they ransacked the house, police said.
The intruders took a Playstation video game system, iPods and other electronics, and the keys to one victim’s car — a black 2008 Mazda 3 that the suspects drove off in, police said. One of the victims said the ordeal lasted between 15 and 30 minutes.
“We didn’t have any money for them, so they just kept wanting our valuables,” he said.
The victim said he lives in Buffalo, N.Y., and was in New Orleans visiting his brother. He had planned to return home this week, he said.
“Obviously, I didn’t get out of here in time,” he said.
Anyone with information about the case or who sees the vehicle should call Second District detectives at 658-6020.
[This article was first published at 10:01 p.m. and updated at 11:40 p.m. with additional details.]