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.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying a suspect in the investigation of an armed robbery in the 3100 block of Calhoun Street, near Claiborne Avenue, on Aug. 31. The pictured suspect reportedly entered a business in the block, produced a firearm, walked around the counter and demanded an employee open the cash drawer. When the employee was unable to open the register, the gunman demanded the employee’s wallet. The gunman the fled the scene, heading north on Calhoun Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robberies and purse snatchings were reported in the Milan, Fontainebleau and Hoffman Triangle neighborhoods. In the Hoffman Triangle, a man was arrested in an armed robbery on Wednesday (May 13) while a second suspect remained at large. At about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Roman Street, the victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached from behind. A man stuck a pen knife in his abdomen while a woman took his wallet and other items from his pocket. The woman fled with the stolen items. Gregory Garmany, 53, was arrested at the scene.
Two pizza delivery drivers in the Freret area have been held up at gunpoint during the past week, and a 66-year-old bicyclist was attacked and robbed in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Monday (May 4), a 51-year-old restaurant employee was trying to deliver pizzas in the Freret neighborhood, but the customer kept changing the address. When the driver arrived at an address in the 5000 block of Loyola Avenue at about 9:40 p.m., he was approached from behind by a man with a gun demanding money. The driver threw the pizzas and some cash at the gunman, who then fled. In the second robbery, occurring Wednesday (May 6) at 11:05 p.m., the deliveryman was rushed by a gunman while getting out of his vehicle in the 5100 block of Willow Street.
A shooting and an arrest in multiple armed-robbery attempts on Uptown streets were reported over the weekend by the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred early Sunday in Hollygrove. The victim, a 26-year-old male, was walking in the 8900 block of Olive Street at about 12:15 a.m. on March 29 when he heard gunshots, police said. He then realized he was shot. The New Orleans Emergency Medical Service took him to a local emergency room.