Two men were held up on St. Charles Avenue in the past week, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Monday (April 19) afternoon, a 39-year-old man was on an Audubon Park bench across from the universities at about 2:10 p.m. when a man approached. He pulled out a knife and demanded his cellphone. The victim turned over his phone, and the robber fled the scene.
The New Orleans Police Department reported that two people were injured in shootings, two cars were stolen and three people were robbed on Uptown streets during the holiday weekend from Thursday through Sunday. On Easter (April 4), a teenager was injured in a shooting in the St. Thomas area. At about 10 p.m., he was shot in the foot in the 700 block of St. Mary Street, near Boettner Park, police said.
Two shootings were reported in Central City this week, including a drive-by that left a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. In the other, a single bullet injured a man in the back. Other crimes reported by the New Orleans Police Department include an early morning armed robbery of a driver in Gert Town and the domestic stabbing of a teenage girl in Pigeon Town. Driver robbed in Gert Town
A man stopped for a stop sign at Pine and Edinburgh streets on Friday (March 26) at about 3 a.m. when two men approached. One came up to him from behind and the other from the side with a gun.
Two robberies were reported in the Central City area on Sunday (March 21). The first was an armed robbery that resulted in two injuries, one to the victim and a self-inflicted wound to a suspect. The New Orleans Police Department has identified a suspect in the armed robbery. Police said Byron Coleman, 29, approached the victim, a 33-year-old man, at about 12:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Washington Avenue, between LaSalle and Liberty streets. He pulled out a gun and demanded money from a previous drug deal.
A man was injured in a shooting during the Tuesday (March 9) morning rush hour at South Carrollton Avenue. As the day progressed, pedestrians in Uptown neighborhoods were robbed of a cellphone, jewelry and a sport utility vehicle. The shooting occurred at about 8:20 a.m. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was driving in the Carrollton area when he was boxed in by two vehicles at Plum Street and South Carrollton Avenue. He got out of his car and ran, hearing gunshots behind him. When the gunfire ended, he got back into his car and drove to a family member’s house, police said.
From the New Orleans Police Department
The NOPD as arrested a 17-year-old male accused in a Sixth District armed robbery and several other incidents in the First, Second and Sixth Districts. On Tuesday (March 2) Sixth District Person’s Crime detectives, NOPD Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested the juvenile in relation to an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 18 in the 1100 block of Jackson Avenue in the Garden District. A search warrant was obtained for the residence. During the execution of that warrant, the following items were recovered:
A stolen black Glock 19 with a tan grip
An Aero Precision x15 rifle, along with several armor piercing 5.56 rounds
Black gloves, ski masks, and a small plastic bag containing 97 Ecstasy pills (MDMA).
New Orleans police are requesting assistance in locating and identifying two male suspects in the investigation of an armed robbery on Feb. 10 in the 400 block of Eleonore Street. A landscaping crew was working in front of a home on Eleonore. At 1:13 p.m., a white Honda CRV with a temporary license tag arrived at the location. About four minutes later, two men exited the Honda with their guns drawn and took the three workers’ wallets before fleeing the scene.
A 69-year-old woman was struck in the head in a robbery attempt Sunday (Feb. 28) afternoon in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Josephine Street at about 1:50 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and demanded money. She told him she didn’t have any money, and he responded by hitting her over the head with a piece of metal pipe. The assailant fled, and the victim was taken to the hospital.
Uptown neighborhoods saw a rise in violent crime over the weekend, with three shootings, four armed robberies and an attempted carjacking among the crimes reported. On Monday, a suspect, Phillip Barbarinin, was arrested in connection with four of the armed robberies, the two in the Audubon and the two in the Carrollton area. Barbarinin had barricaded himself in his home on Audubon Street after a warrant was issued Monday morning. Shooting and armed robbery in Audubon area
On Sunday night in the Audubon area, a shooting was preceded by an armed robbery in the 1900 block of Broadway. At about 10:45 p.m. on Sunday (Feb.
A dog thwarted an armed robbery attempt in the Lower Garden District on Monday (Jan. 25), the New Orleans Police Department reported. The dog was walking with a 45-year-old man around noon in the 1300 block of Constance Street. A man approached the pair from behind, implied he had a gun and demanded the man’s money. That’s when the victim’s dog attacked the gunman, who fled the area.