Woman, daughter carjacked in Metairie
A woman said she and her 14-year-old daughter were carjacked in Metairie on Saturday night, according to Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Fortunato said the incident occurred about 9:40 p.m. in the 600 block of Bonnabel Boulevard.
He said a 39-year-old woman told deputies she and her daughter were traveling south on Bonnabel when two men jumped in front of their car and asked for assistance.
The victim said she pulled behind a green Ford Explorer, which was occupied by two different men.
She said one of the first two men, who had tattoos and a black New Orleans Saints shirt, pulled out a handgun and ordered her and her daughter out of their car. The woman said the second man had a semi-automatic rifle.
The suspects then ordered the victims to the ground before driving away in the victims’ car, a 2008 black Chevrolet Cobalt with Louisiana license plate WTM308.
Anyone with information is asked to call the JPSO Investigations Bureau at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Two die in crash Saturday at I-610 exit
Two men were killed Saturday afternoon in an accident at eastbound Interstate 610 and Franklin Avenue.
New Orleans police said the men, ages 38 and 36, were driving fast when their vehicle struck a pole as they were exiting the interstate about 5:30 p.m., causing it burst into flames. Both men died at the scene.
Suspect booked in June murder
A 24-year-old man turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department on Saturday for a June murder that occurred in New Orleans East, according to Officer Hilal Williams, a spokeswoman for the Police Department.
Williams said Kevin Matthews, 24, was booked with second-degree murder in the death of Lamont Lee, who was shot June 16 in the 6800 block of West Coronet Court.
Kevin Matthews’ brother, Keith Matthews, was arrested July 17 and booked for the same murder.
Robber steals man’s bulldog on Sunday
A 54-year-old man had his American bulldog stolen early Sunday morning by an armed robber, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Philip Street.
After hearing a knock, the man opened the door of his residence to find a man he knew demanding money he had loaned the victim.
When the victim said he didn’t have the money, the suspect pointed a gun at him, snatched his American bulldog and fled on foot.
Police identified the wanted suspect as David Lewis, 35, whose last known address was in the 1500 block of LaSalle Street.
Armed robberies in N.O., Jefferson
The following armed robberies were reported Saturday and Sunday in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish:
- A man was robbed about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of North Johnson Street .
- A man was robbed about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Beechgrove Boulevard in Westwego.
- A man was robbed about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Lisa Drive and August Avenue in Metairie.
- A man was robbed about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Gentilly Boulevard.
- Two men were robbed about 7:20 a.m. Sunday in the 3900 block of Franklin Avenue.