A 22-year-old man robbed in the French Quarter early Christmas morning was one of three such incidents Friday and Saturday.
According to New Orleans police, the 22-year-old was approached by three men soliciting drugs around 4:40 a.m. near the corner of St. Ann and Burgundy streets. When the victim refused, NOPD said the men stole his iPhone, watch and a bag.
Later around 6:20 a.m. near the corner of Banks and South Lopez streets, a 29-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint. NOPD said the victim was approached by two armed men who demanded money. One robber held the gun, grabbed the victim around the neck while the other robber took out a knife and searched the victim's pockets. The robber then stabbed the victim, took his wallet and cell phone then fled.
On Saturday around 5 a.m., the Ideal Market in the 3300 block of Orleans Avenue was robbed at gunpoint. A 29-year-old employee was approached by two armed men who entered the store demanding money. No other details were provided.
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