Four armed robberies and a car jacking in New Orleans on Monday extend the city's streak to 71 straight days with at least one of those crimes occurring, according to crime analyst and New Orleans Advocate 'Behind the Numbers' blogger Jeff Asher.
That streak is the longest since at least 2010, said Asher, and has lasted far longer than the 44-day streak that ended on Dec. 8, 2011 and the 44-day streak that ended on Oct. 16. Asher said that a robbery or carjacking has occurred on 115 of the last 117 days.
Here's a summary of each incident:
8:11 p.m.: A 23-year-old man was approached by two men in the Marigny (1400 block of Pauger Street). The duo demanded the victim's property and fled with a cell phone, wallet and keys.
8:15 p.m.: A 27-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were approached by two armed men in the Marigny. the duo threw the victims to the ground, pointed a gun at them and demanded their property. The robbers fled with the man's iPhone, wallet and the woman's purse.
8:18 p.m.: A 32-year-old man got out of his vehicle and left it running in the 2400 block of North Claiborne Avenue. When the man returned to his vehicle, an armed man was sitting in the driver's seat and told the victim to walk away before he fled.
8:42 p.m.: A 34-year-old man was on his porch in the 1300 block of South Lopez Street (near the corner of Earhart Boulevard and Washington Avenue) when two men approached, made the man go inside his home and robbed him of his wallet and cell phone.
11:55 p.m.: A 46-year-old man invited an unknown man to his residence in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue (on the edge of the Marigny). When the homeowner let the unknown man into his residence, two other men entered. One put a gun to the victim's face, beat the victim and ransacked the home. The robbers fled with the man's wallet and cell phone.