Two men were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents Monday, including one in the French Quarter and one on the Lafitte Greenway, where the victim narrowly avoided being shot, New Orleans police said.
Around 5:30 p.m., a 40-year-old man was riding his bicycle southbound on the Lafitte bike path and had just crossed North Broad Street when he was approached by three armed males, who demanded he get off his bike and lay on the ground, police said. One of the suspects searched his pockets and took $200.
The suspect then allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and pulled the trigger, but the gun misfired. The victim was not injured, police said.
Earlier Monday, a 29-year-old man was near St. Ann and Bourbon streets when he was approached by a male who asked for $5, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary offense log. When the victim pulled out his wallet, the suspect allegedly produced a gun and demanded it.
The suspect fled with the victim’s wallet, which contained $100. The incident, which happened at 2 a.m. Monday, was reported around 4 p.m., according to the offense log.
An armed robbery that occurred over the weekend was also reported to police Monday. Around 10 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was riding in his vehicle on North Miro and Frenchmen streets with the windows down when a male produced a gun and demanded his wallet, according to the offense log. The victim complied.