Update, 2:30 p.m.: New Orleans police have connected Tuesday night's two Milan Street armed robberies to the following incidents:
-- Camp & Napoleon reported on September 15th
-- General Pershing & Perrier reported on September 18th
-- Prytania and Bordeaux reported on September 18th
Two armed robberies were reported within four minutes of each other Tuesday night on Milan Street in Uptown New Orleans, officials said.
The first was reported at 9:46 p.m. on the 1300 block of Milan Street, according to a New Orleans Police Department preliminary log. A 28-year-old man was walking in the area when he was approached by a man armed with a gun, police said. The armed man allegedly demanded the victim’s money and then fled.
The second robbery occurred four minutes later at the intersection of Camp Street and Milan Street. A 54-year old woman was approached by an armed man, who allegedly grabbed her purse. A struggle ensued, and the woman was thrown to the ground, police said. The man then fled the area.