Five armed robberies were reported Thursday night and Friday morning in various corners of New Orleans. Some of the victims were businesses and some were individuals, but all of the incidents involved guns.
The first occurred about 8 p.m. Thursday when a man with a gun entered the Subway restaurant at 1153 N. Broad St. and told the cashier to put the money from the register in a bag. The cashier complied, and the robber fled.
The same Subway was robbed on Jan. 13, and police are looking for the same man in connection with both incidents, along with robberies of a Subway in the 2700 block of South Claiborne Avenue on Jan. 11 and a Subway in the 1600 block of Franklin Avenue on Jan. 12.
At about the same time as the first incident, four men pounced on a 20-year-old victim at Elk Place and Canal Street. One of the men pointed a handgun at the victim, and the four made off with his wallet, cellphone and backpack, according to police.
An hour later, a cashier at the Burger King in the 2400 block of South Carrollton Avenue had his back to the counter when a customer said, “Open the cash register.” The cashier turned and saw a gun pointed at his head, according to police. When the cashier couldn’t open the register, the robber fled on his bicycle.
About 11 p.m. Thursday, a 68-year-old man was taking items out of his vehicle in the 2000 block of Laurel Street in the Lower Garden District when a man came up from behind and said, “Don’t say anything.” The victim turned around, and the robber flashed a gun in his waistband. He took money and medication from the victim and fled.
Finally, about 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Columbus Street, two robbers came up to a 32-year-old man. One pointed a gun at him while the other man pilfered his pockets and took his belongings. The men then fled the area, according to police.
Burglary reported Thursday in Uptown
Three men, one of whom had an AK-47, ransacked an Uptown house Thursday night, according to police records.
The incident happened about 9:15 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Robertson Street.
The victims, two women, ages 27 and 23, were forced to lie on the floor while the robbers stole drugs and other items from the residence.
Police search for shooting suspect
Police are looking for a man in connection with an aggravated assault that happened Thursday.
About 7 p.m., Harry Perkins, 41, allegedly drove up in front of a 36-year-old man walking in the 900 block of Leboeuf Street in Algiers, got out and began shooting at the victim. He didn’t hit the man and then got back in his car and drove away, according to police.
Police say Perkins is known to drive a 2005 Cadillac CTS with the temporary Louisiana tag number 15975780.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Police arrest three in Elk Place robbery
Three teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 16, were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery Jan. 9 at Elk Place and Canal Street.
The trio allegedly approached the victim about 6:20 p.m. and one indicated that he had a gun. The victim handed over his belongings and the three suspects boarded an RTA bus.
Detectives said they learned that the three youths attended school together. They were booked at the Juvenile Center together.