Brutal carjacking of Stein’s Deli owner one of many in river area

Among the victims in a recent rash of carjackings and robberies in the Lower Garden District, Irish Channel and East Riverside was the owner of the beloved Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine Street. Dan Stein left his Lower Garden District shop, carrying a bag with a sandwich inside, and got in his Toyota SUV on Thursday (July 6) at about 12:45 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department stated. At first, he didn’t think much of it when four men drove up in a dark-colored vehicle

The gunmen ordered him out of the SUV, and he complied. Before fleeing in Stein’s car, one of the carjackers struck him in the head with a handgun. Stein collapsed on the sidewalk and stayed there for a while, surveillance video obtained by WWL-TV shows.

Police blotter: Two shootings, two robberies and two home invasions reported uptown

Two shootings, a robbery, an attempted robbery and two home invasions were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Shootings
A shooting Sunday night (May 14) in Central City left a 17-year-old injured. The victim was in the 2300 block of Toledano Street at about 10:10 p.m. when he heard gunshots. He ran into a residence and realized he had been shot. The Emergency Medical Services took him to the hospital.

Police blotter: Sexual assault and attempted robbery in Irish Channel, robbery in Central City, two shootings in Hoffman Triangle

Two shootings in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, a robbery in Central City, and a sexual assault and attempted robbery in the Irish Channel were reported this week by the New Orleans Police Department. A woman in the Irish Channel fought back against a man who sexually assaulted and tried to rob her, according to the NOPD. The 40-year-old victim was assaulted in the 1000 block of Seventh Street on Thursday (March 16) at about 9:35 p.m., police said. The assailant then demanded her property but fled after she fought back. A man was robbed early on Thursday at Baronne Street and Washington Avenue.

Police blotter: Three robberies, a home invasion, a stabbing

Three robberies, a home invasion, and an assault were reported in Uptown neighborhoods this week, according to information released by the New Orleans Police Department. A 25-year old man was robbed early Wednesday (Feb 22) at St. Charles Avenue and Jackson, according to police. At about 1:30 a.m., the victim was approached by three men who pushed him to the ground before taking his property and fleeing. Two women and a man were victims in a home invasion on Tuesday (Feb 21) around 3 p.m. in Central City.

Uptowners, reeling over ATM robberies, ask why FBI doesn’t intervene 

The violent robbery of a Capital One Bank ATM and destruction of Uptown’s Tchoup Stop gas station has neighbors in fear for their safety. Many are wondering when the FBI will make an appearance. 

The ATM was stolen with a pickup on Thursday (Feb 2) at 4 a.m. “They repeatedly smashed through the window with a truck,” said a store employee. “They kept hitting it until it fell apart.” Sources say the robbers then tied the machine’s guts to their truck –  including the interior compartment that holds the money – dragging the remnants of the banking machine down Tchoupitoulas Street. During the robbery, the robbers destroyed a brick portion of the building’s wall, a storefront window, the ATM, and the cashier’s booth inside the 5600 Tchoupitoulas business.

Tchoup Stop ATM stolen in early morning smash-and-grab

The ATM in front of the Tchoup Stop gas station and convenience store was ripped out and hauled off early Thursday (Feb. 1), according to the New Orleans Police Department. A pickup reportedly smashed into the store at about 4 a.m., and the thieves pulled out the bank machine. The incident at 5600 Tchoupitoulas St. follows an attempted ATM theft at the Regions Bank, 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., at about 4 a.m. on Jan.

Police blotter: Shootings, carjackings, robberies reported Uptown over the weekend

In Uptown neighborhoods this weekend, two shootings, two carjackings and three robberies were reported to the New Orleans Police Department. Shooting: A man arrived in a local emergency room Sunday night (Dec. 18) with a gunshot wound. Police were notified just before 11 p.m.
By 2 a.m. on Monday, officers confirmed that a shooting occurred late Sunday at Felicity and Simon Bolivar Avenue. The victim, 33, told police he was standing at the corner waiting for a female friend to call when he was shot in the arm.

Police blotter: Older adults, juveniles targeted in recent crimes

A robbery, a shooting and a home invasion were reported this week in the Sixth District, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Two of the victims are in their 60s, and two are juveniles. Three men robbed a 67-year-old man on Loyola Avenue near the Pontchartrain Expressway early Wednesday (Dec. 14). The victim was walking in the area at about 2:40 a.m. when three men approached.

Police blotter: Another carjacking in the Riverbend; robbery in Hollygrove

A carjacking and a robbery were among the crimes reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend. A 19-year-old male was attacked and had his car stolen Sunday afternoon (Sept. 25) in the 600 block South Carrollton Avenue, near St. Charles Avenue. A man asked the teen for money, then physically attacked him when he refused.

Police blotter: Woman carjacked; 68-year-old stabbed, struck and robbed

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.