Two armed robberies and two car jackings in New Orleans on Sunday extend the city's streak to 70 straight days with at least one of those crimes occurring, according to crime analyst and New Orleans Advocate 'Behind the Numbers' blogger Jeff Asher.
That streak is the longest since at least 2010, said Asher, and has lasted far longer than the 44-day streak that ended on Dec. 8, 2011 and the 44-day streak that ended on Oct. 16. Asher said that a robbery or carjacking has occurred on 111 of the last 113 days.
Here's a summary of each incident:
12:30 p.m. Sunday: A 38-year-old woman was sitting in her vehicle in the Lower Ninth Ward (1900 block of Lizardi Street) when an armed man put a gun in her face and demanded her vehicle. The victim complied.
3:30 p.m.: A 36-year-old woman was approached by an armed man as she sat in her vehicle in the 1700 block of Piety Street. The man pointed a gun at the victim's friend and demanded the friend empty his pockets. The woman got out her vehicle and ran, and the robber took the vehicle and fled.
9 p.m.: A 39-year-old man was approached by two armed men in Algiers (corner of General De Gaulle and Marr Street). The robbers pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his property. The robbers fled with a wallet, $230 in cash and a cell phone.
10:15 p.m.: A 23-year-old man was flagged down by two men in New Orleans East. One of the men was armed while standing at a bus stop. The duo forced themselves into the victim's vehicle and drove him to an unknown location on North Villere Street. The robbers fled with the victim's wallet and cell phone.
This post has been updated for clarity.