A taxi driver changing his flat tire was robbed at gunpoint in the Upper 9th Ward early Tuesday morning.
Police said the victim, 46, was changing the flat near the corner of Poland Avenue and N. Galvez Street when a white vehicle pulled up and parked. A man got out of the vehicle, pulled out a handgun, and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied, and the perpetrator fled.
The robbery is the latest serious crime to occur nearby within the past two weeks. On July 7 a carjacking was reported in the 4300 block of N. Prieur Street. On July 8 a carjacking was reported at the intersection of N. Roman Street and Poland Avenue.