New Orleans police reported four armed robberies Saturday night and Sunday morning.
First, two men were held up at Esplanade Avenue and North Dorgenois Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The victims, ages 23 and 25, were approached by two men with guns who made them empty their pockets, police said. The robbers fled with $10, two cellphones and two wallets.
Less than 30 minutes later, a 56-year-old man was robbed in Central City, according to police.
He was at Philip Street and South Claiborne Avenue when two men jumped out of a car, pulled a gun on him and went through his pockets. They took $360 and his debit card.
Another robbery happened Uptown shortly before 11:30 p.m.
Police said a 34-year-old woman in the 1300 block of Marengo Street was approached by a man who demanded she get on the ground. He fled with her belongings after she complied.
Then, just before 1 a.m., a robber fired a shot at a teenager during an armed robbery in Mid-City, police said.
An 18-year-old man was sitting on the front porch of a house at South Salcedo and Baudin streets with friends when they were approached by a man with a gun.
The man demanded their money, and the victim and a friend responded, “We don’t have any money,” according to police.
The robber then became agitated, took the man’s backpack and fired a shot at them before fleeing.