A carjacking and two robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. A woman was carjacked Sunday afternoon in Central City, the NOPD reported. A man shoved the 28-year-old victim to the ground at South Tonti Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., the report states. He then took her keys and fled in her car. The police report states the NOPD knows the identity of the assailant, but his name was not provided.
The New Orleans Police Department’s Second District has released photos and videos of suspects in recent crimes committed in Uptown neighborhoods. They include a shooting during a car burglary in Broadmoor early on Mardi Gras Day, an armed carjacking in the Freret neighborhood and a rash of overnight car burglaries at Notre Dame Seminary. Shooting during car burglary
The NOPD is searching for a subject wanted for an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred in the Broadmoor area. The incident occurred on early Tuesday (Feb. 25)in the 4000 block of South Derbigny Street.
Two carjackings occurred as Mardi Gras festivities wound down on Tuesday, one in Broadmoor and another in Central City. The first was reported at about 8 p.m. in 3300 block of South Broad Street. A 21-year-old man was approached by three men as he was getting into his car. One of them grabbed the victim’s shoulder, and he turned around. He faced a gun pointed at him.
During a weekend that included a homicide in Central City, another shooting, a carjacking in the and a robbery were also reported in Uptown neighborhoods. The shooting took place about eight blocks from a fatal shooting that occurred on the same evening, Sunday, Jan. 26. At 8:52 p.m., about four-and-a-half hours after a man died from gunshot wounds at Washington Avenue and Dryades Street, a man walked into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his foot. The New Orleans Police Department placed the shooting in the 3300 block of South Robertson Street.
An armed carjacking was reported Saturday night in the Hollygrove neighborhood. At about 7:55 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 18), a 54-year-old man was parked in the 3400 block of Gen. Ogden Street, near Olive Street. He was approached by four men, one of them armed with a gun, the police report states. They demanded that he get out of the vehicle, and he complied.
An armed purse snatching, a stabbing during a domestic argument and an armed carjacking were reported to the New Orleans Police Department in Uptown neighborhoods over 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday morning, a 66-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on Magazine Street in the Garden District. A woman armed with a gun forcefully removed a purse from the 66-year-old’s shoulder at about 7 a.m. in the 2800 block of Magazine, according to a police report. The purse snatcher then fled on foot. Aggravated battery
The stabbing took place Monday afternoon on Earhart Drive in Central City.
Three armed carjackings were reported last week in Uptown neighborhoods, according to the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District. The first victim was a 54-year-old man who was pumping gas at the Magnolia in the 3400 block of Carrollton Avenue at about 9:45 on Dec. 3. As he filled his tank, he was approached from the side by a man asking for a cigarette. After the victim told him he didn’t have any cigarettes, the man took out a gun and demanded his keys.
A robbery, armed robbery, carjacking and purse snatching were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend. Robbery at home on Broadway
On Friday afternoon, a man helping a stranger who professed to be a Vietnam veteran was robbed at his home near Audubon Park, the New Orleans Police Department reported. A 62-year-old man responded to a knock on his door in the 300 block of Broadway at about 3:30 p.m. to find a stranger who, saying he had served in Vietnam, professed to be stranded and asked for money to get home. The victim let the man inside and went to get his wallet. In the meantime, the intruder rummaged through the living room and found a box of cash.
An armed carjacking occurred Uptown on Tuesday evening, the New Orleans Police Department reported.
The victim, a 42-year-old woman, was in her car at Baronne and Dufossat streets just before 7 p.m. wen she was approached by a man holding a gun. He demanded that she get out of the car and turn over her keys, and she complied. The gunman fled in the victim’s vehicle, followed by a red sedan. 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.
A driver knocked unconscious by his passengers woke up on Interstate 10 to find his car gone, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 46-year-old man had two women and another man in his car on I-10 East on Sunday, Oct. 13, around 9 p.m. The police report states he does not know the identity of his passengers. As they reached the South Carrollton exit, the two women physically attacked the driver until they knocked him out. When he regained consciousness, he was on the I-10 and his vehicle was gone.