Two arrested, one wearing ankle monitor, in robbery near Coliseum Square

Two alleged armed robbers were arrested Saturday afternoon shortly after stealing a man’s SUV from him at gunpoint just off of Coliseum Square, police said. Shortly before 2:45 p.m. Saturday, a man was parking on Terpsichore just off Prytania when he noticed two men standing on the corner, one standing and one on a bicycle, said Detective Kristen Krzemieniecki of the NOPD Sixth District persons-crimes division. The man headed on to an address in the 1400 block of Terpsichore, but as he put the keys in the front door, the man on the bicycle rode up to the house, ran up the porch and pointed a gun at him, demanding his keys, Krzemieniecki said. The victim started to hand over the house keys, but the gunman said he wanted his car keys instead, “the keys in your pocket,” and when the victim tried to pull the car key off the ring, the gunman grabbed the set and ran off the porch toward the SUV, leaving the bike behind, Krzemieniecki said. The victim ran inside and called police, and when he looked outside again, his SUV was gone, Krzemieniecki said.

Late-night armed robbery reported on Freret Street; shooting in Carrollton

An armed robbery in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day was reported on Freret Street near Jefferson Avenue and a man was grazed by a bullet in Carrollton over the weekend, police said Tuesday. The robbery victims were walking in the 5300 block of Freret around 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, when they were approached by two men with a silver handgun who demanded their belongings, according to a news release from the New Orleans Police Department. The victims gave the robbers what they wanted, and the robbers then left, and the victims called police the next day, the release states. Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to call Detective Jerry Baldwin at 658-6020.

NOPD: Woman escapes kidnapper just off St. Charles

A would-be kidnapper tried to grab a woman off the sidewalk and force her into her car as she walked to work last week a block off of St. Charles, police said. A man also had his wallet forcibly stolen on Magazine Street as he walked home from a bar early Saturday morning, but other than those incidents, police have seen a remarkable recent lull in crime in the NOPD Sixth District, which covers the Garden District, Irish Channel and Central City. In the kidnapping attempt, a woman who lives in Central City was walking to her job at a Central Business District office building about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, when she saw a white sedan pass by that she’d seen several times in the area previously, said Sgt.

Man, 21, killed in Central City shooting

A 21-year-old man was found dead with multiple gunshout wounds Friday afternoon at a Central City intersection, police said. Police were called out to reports of a “male down” at the intersection of Terpsichore and South Liberty streets at 12:38 p.m., and found the victim lying on the sidewalk, and paramedics who arrived pronounced him dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family, police said. No information about a suspect or motive has been released. Anyone with information should call the lead investigator, Homicide Detective Kevin Burns, at 658-5300.