New Orleans police reported four armed robberies between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning.
The first incident happened about 3 p.m. Saturday, when a man in New Orleans East robbed a 42-year-old cab driver at gunpoint.
Police said the robber got into the victim’s cab in the 11700 block of Chef Menteur Highway and demanded money. He complied, and the man fled with $45.
Three hours later, a 34-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in the Treme, at the corner of Treme and St. Philip Street.
Police said the woman was walking in the area when an armed man approached her from the front and demanded her purse. She complied, and he fled.
Another woman was robbed in Broadmoor Saturday evening, shortly after 7 p.m.
The 56-year-old victim was stopped in her car in the 4300 block of Elba Street when three men approached her, police said.
One of the robbers then produced a gun and ordered her out of the car. After she complied, they fled with her car, wallet and cellphone.
Finally, an armed robbery was reported around 4 a.m. Sunday in the Central Business District, when a 22-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint by a man he invited back to his hotel room.
Police said the incident happened in the 400 block of Poydras Street, and the victim’s purse and cell phone were taken.