Four armed robberies and two aggravated batteries were reported in Uptown neighborhoods during the past week, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The battery occurred Sunday (June 5) in the 9000 block of Olive Street. Two men were in a fight at about 10:30 a.m., police said, when one was struck with an unknown object.
The victim, 33, was taken to the hospital. A suspect, 59-year-old Kevin Williams, was arrested on scene. He remained jailed on Monday; his bond had not been set.
A car was stolen Saturday (June 4) in the Touro-Bouligny neighborhood. The two victims were pulling into the driveway at 1105 Gen. Pershing St. around midnight, the police report said, when they were approached by three gunmen.
The three assailants were armed with an assault rifle and handguns as they approached the victims, according to the report. They demanded the two victims give them their car.
After the victims complied, one of the men fled in the car toward Tchoupitoulas Street, while the other two assailants ran in the same direction. The stolen car is a blue 2004 Toyota Camry with Louisiana license plate VNL 810.
Another armed robbery took place Friday (June 3) afternoon when a store clerk was robbed at knifepoint, police said.
The crime took place at 2:20 p.m. in 3612 S. Carrollton Ave., a building houses has a Cricket Wireless store and a Foot Locker.
The other armed robbery took place late Friday (June 3) in the 4400 block of Elba Street. The victim was approached by four armed teenage boys at about 11:45 p.m., police said.
The teens demanded the victim’s keys. After the victim told them he didn’t have keys, they fled toward South Lopez Street.
In Gert Town on Thursday, a 36-year-old woman was in an argument with a man in the 3300 block of Broadway at about 9:30 a.m. During the fight, the man pulled out two knives and cut the woman’s finger, according to police.
A car was stolen on South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive late Wednesday. A 61-year-old man was approached by two gunmen who demanded his vehicle. One grabbed the victim’s keys, and the two fled in the stolen vehicle.
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.