Three armed robberies and a burglary were reported across New Orleans on Friday, according to police.
The first incident happened at a basketball court in Stallings Park in the 1600 block of Gentilly Boulevard. At 9:15 p.m., the 16-year-old male victim was playing basketball when another basketball player approached him with a gun, pointed it at him and demanded this iPhone. The victim complied.
The second incident occurred in the 5100 block of Bundy Road at 10:10 p.m. The 35-year-old male victim heard a knock at his door and the people outside identified themselves as NOPD officers. The victim allowed the suspects inside and then one of the subjects pointed a gun in his face, demanding he lie on the floor. The subjects took only a portion of the cash in the victim's wallet and a broken pellet gun before leaving.
The third incident involved a 53-year-old male victim who was to meet another male subject off of Craigslist.com. The two met in the 7400 block of Strathmore Drive at 11:17 p.m., but the suspect arrived with another person who was armed with guns. The suspects demanded the victim's property and car and the victim complied.
The fourth incident occurred at 11:49 p.m. in the 2200 block of St. Ann Street. The 25-year-old victim saw his acquaintance he knew as "Meech" who pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his "stash." The victim's feet and hands were taped and he was placed in the bathtub. Meech, along with another subject, took the cash from the victim's pocket and ransacked the victim's house.