A carjacking, a purse snatching and a robbery were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the holiday weekend. The armed carjacking occurred Sunday (Sept. 4) morning at Earhart and South Claiborne Avenue, near the freeway interchange. A woman, 32, was getting in her car just before 10:30 a.m. when a gunman approached and demanded her car. She turned over her keys and the carjacker fled in her silver 2017 Infiniti Q50 with Louisiana license plate 319 FNO.
Two women were robbed this week in separate incidents on Uptown streets, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Another survived an attempted homicide, and a fourth woman was carjacked. The carjacking occurred Wednesday night in the 4100 block of South Carrollton Avenue. The victim was sitting in her vehicle at about 11:35 p.m. when a man approached and showed a gun, demanding that she get out of the car. The victim complied, and the gunman fled with another man in the her red 2019 Hyundai Elantra with Florida license plate LDDW65.
Uptown neighborhoods saw a rash of carjackings and purse snatchings in the past week. Four of the eight robberies and carjackings reported took place in the Irish Channel, and five of the eight victims were 60 or older. Carjackings in Lower Garden District, Irish Channel
A carjacker got into a pickup truck that was left running in the Irish Channel early Wednesday (Dec. 1). The owner, a 63-year-old man, stepped away from his pickup in the 400 block of Philip Street at about 4:15 a.m. When he returned, he found the man inside.
Two cars and a motorcycle were stolen in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, and a group of juveniles was arrested in purse snatching. Carjacking: A teenage girl was carjacked on Sunday (Nov. 21) in the Garden District. Three men approached the 17-year-old at about 4:30 p.m. as she was getting out of her car in the 1200 block of Harmony Street. One of the men pulled on her door handle, then pulled out a gun and demanded her keys.
A shooting and a domestic burglary were reported in Uptown neighborhoods on Thursday. On Wednesday, two women had their purses snatched on busy commercial corridors. In each of those incidents, a juvenile male was apprehended. At about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7), the NOPD reported a shooting in the Lower Garden District.
A woman was at a table in the 3000 block of Magazine Street on Tuesday (March 23) just after 11:30 a.m. when someone came up from behind and grabbed her purse, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The purse had been on the table, police said. The robber got into a car with the purse and fled the scene. Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Sixth District station at 504-658-6060 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 shooting and two robberies were reported Uptown over New Year’s weekend. A 68-year-old man was injured when he got caught in the crossfire Sunday (Jan. 3) during a shooting in Fontainebleau, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was walking in the 3100 block of Broadway at about 4:40 p.m. when he saw gunfire coming from two separate vehicles, where the occupants were shooting at each other, police said. One of the bullets struck the 68-year-old in the arm, and he was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.
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.
The NOPD has arrested three juveniles accused of robbery in two incidents over the Christmas holiday, including snatching the purse of a woman who was helping her elderly mother out of a car on Christmas Eve. In the second incident, an 81-year-old woman had her pursed grabbed from her on Christmas Day as she was entering her home. Both robberies occurred in the Fontainebleau neighborhood. The suspects are 10, 11 and 12 years old. They were booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.
Three robberies were reported on Uptown streets in the days leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve, a 61-year-old woman was robbed while helping her mother out a car in the Fontainbleau neighborhood. Earlier that day, a man’s cellphone was snatched on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District. Another man was robbed at gunpoint in the Xavier University area on Dec.