A man who was carrying a gun while walking to a store early Sunday was robbed of his weapon and other belongings at gunpoint in eastern New Orleans, police said.
The 25-year-old man was one victim of at least four armed robberies reported in the New Orleans area between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. One of the other robberies was also in eastern New Orleans, while the others were in Bridge City and Terrytown in Jefferson Parish.
None of the robberies resulted in injuries, authorities said.
The victim who was robbed while walking to a store was near Chef Menteur Highway and Papania Drive about 3:15 a.m. when five men called him over, police said. One of the men showed a gun and demanded the victim’s property, police said. The victim surrendered his gun, his driver’s license, a money clip with $2 and a cellphone.
The other eastern New Orleans robbery was reported about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 8700 block of Gervais Street. The victim, a 27-year-old man, was walking when three men in a car pulled him into their vehicle and pointed guns at him, police said. The robbers searched the victim’s pockets, took his shoes, let him out of the car and fled.
The Bridge City armed robbery happened before 1 a.m. Sunday at a Brother’s service station in the 1000 block of Seven Oaks Boulevard. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office did not release any more details on the incident.
The Terrytown robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Monterey Court South, the Sheriff’s Office said. The victim in that case was a man, but no other details were available.
Anyone with information about any of these robberies is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters with information leading to an arrest are eligible for cash rewards.
License plate reader helps nab suspects
With the help of a license plate reader, New Orleans police on Saturday arrested two people accused of possessing a stolen car and stolen gun.
Dominique Sipp and Allen Seals, both 27, were traveling on Crowder Boulevard in eastern New Orleans about 11:20 a.m. when the license plate of the red four-door Hyundai Accent they were in was detected by a New Orleans police officer’s plate reader. The license plate reader indicated the car was stolen, and the officer stopped it in the 8900 block of Curran Boulevard.
A second officer searched the car and found a .40-caliber, semi-automatic handgun. The gun had been reported stolen on Sept. 10, 2014, in a vehicle burglary at Chef Menteur Highway and Laine Avenue, police said.
Sipp, the driver, was booked on possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm. Seals was booked on possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm following a domestic abuse battery conviction.
Transgender woman sought in theft
New Orleans police said they are looking for a transgender woman who stole $800 from a man she groped in the French Quarter during the early morning of Sept. 11.
The victim said he was at Bourbon and Conti streets about 1 a.m. when the woman rubbed her hands over his body, police said. After the woman left in a taxi, the man said, he realized his wallet and $800 were missing from his pockets.
Police asked anyone with information to call 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080.