Police blotter: Shootings, armed robberies, stabbings, carjackings throughout Uptown neighborhoods

Uptown neighborhoods saw their share of violence during the past week. In addition to a homicide in the Lower Garden District, at least three shootings, four armed robberies, four carjackings and two stabbings were reported in the Second and Sixth districts of the New Orleans Police Department. Armed robbery: At about 1:45 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 23), two men entered Danny’s Food Store at 2000 Earhart Boulevard, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register. The clerk handed over cash from the register, and the gunmen fled.

Police blotter: Business owner attacked in Gert Town, 20-year-old robbed near Tulane

Armed robbers attacked two people in Uptown neighborhoods on Monday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Monday morning in Gert Town, a 54-year-old man was inside his business in the 7800 block of Forshey Street when he was approached by two men demanding money. When he said he didn’t have any, they assaulted him with a gun. The second incident occurred in the 6200 block of Claiborne Avenue, near Tulane University. A 20-year-old man was crossing the street at about 8:30 p.m. when a man approached from behind, pressed an object into his back and demanded property.

Police blotter: Shooting in Hollygrove, armed robberies in Freret and Carrollton

A shooting in Hollygrove and armed robberies in the Freret and Carrollton neighborhoods contributed to a violent weekend in New Orleans, the NOPD reported. The shooting occurred Sunday at about 9:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Gen. Ogden Street and left a 39-year-old man injured. The victim had received a ride from his assailant, whose gender was not revealed by the NOPD. The driver shot the man and fled. The victim suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital by the Emergency Medical Service.

Police blotter: Robberies on Magazine Street, MLK Boulevard

Two robberies were reported Thursday (Sept. 24) on Uptown streets, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The first occurred on Magazine Street in the Touro-Riverside area. A 59-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were in the 3600 block of Magazine at about 11:50 a.n. when they were held up at gunpoint. The gunman approached them demanding property, the police report states, and they complied.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Leonidas

A 60-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening in the Leonidas neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was in the 8600 block of Cohn Street, near Leonidas Street, at about 8 p.m. when he was approached by a gunman threatening to shoot if he didn’t turn over his wallet. The victim complied. Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 504-658-6020 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

Two armed robbery suspects in custody

The Second District of the New Orleans Police Department has made two arrests in recent Hollygrove armed robbery cases. The NOPD arrested Craig Elliot, 20, on Sunday, Sept. 6, in the investigation of an armed robbery on Aug. 27 in the 9000 block of Palm Street. NOPD Second District detectives identified Elliot as potentially one of the gunmen who robbed the victim and stole his vehicle and obtained a warrant for Elliot’s arrest.

Armed robbery suspect detained by victim, bystanders

An armed robbery suspect was arrested early Sunday after he was held by the robbery victim and a group of bystanders in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, a 45-year-old man, was approached by a gunman at about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 6 in the 2600 block of Eagle Street. The gunman demanded the victim’s property, but he resisted, resulting in a physical altercation. Some bystanders stepped in, and the suspect was detained until officers arrived.

Police blotter: Shooting in Leonidas, armed robbery in Milan

The New Orleans Police Department reported a shooting and an armed robbery in Uptown neighborhoods on Thursday. The shooting in the Leonidas neighborhood left a 27-year-old man injured. He was struck by gunfire at about 4:20 p.m., when a group of men walked up to him in the 1700 block of Eagle Street and opened fire, the police report states. The victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. The armed robbery occurred in the Milan neighborhood at about 5:50 p.m. A 33-year-old man in the 2100 block of Napoleon Avenue was approached by a man who lifted his jacket to reveal a handgun and demanded his property.