At least 11 people were victimized by nine armed robberies and carjackings in the New Orleans area between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The most visible incident occurred in New Orleans' Central Business District around 1 a.m. Saturday. A driver and three passengers exited their vehicle after parking in a lot in the 700 block of St. Charles Avenue near the intersection of Poydras and Camp Streets when they were then approached by three men. One of the men pulled out a black, semiautomatic handgun and said "give me everything." The robbers then fled.
Here's a rundown of the incidents via preliminary NOPD reports:
-- Carjacking around 3 a.m. at 11000 North Hardy St.
-- Armed robbery around 1 a.m. at 226 Carondelet St.
-- Carjacking around 10:15 p.m. in 5100 block of Willowbrook Drive
-- Carjacking around 9:30 p.m. at 2100 Onzaga St.
-- Armed robbery around 9:15 p.m. at 7019 Crowder Blvd.
-- Armed robbery around 10:55 a.m. at 1905 St. Charles Ave. (Smoothie King)
-- Armed robbery around 9:30 a.m. at 2044 Benefit St.
-- Armed robbery around 6:55 a.m. at 1378 Harrison Ave.
More details to come.