The same day as the New Orleans Police announced arrests relating to several armed robberies that happened over the weekend, five more armed robberies — all involving guns — occurred throughout the city on Monday and early Tuesday morning. Of the five, four of the victims were individuals, although one store was robbed, as well.
This store — the Dollar General in the 2800 block of South Claiborne Avenue — was robbed at about 8:50 p.m Monday. A man entered the establishment and jumped onto the counter while brandishing a revolver, according to police. Employees locked themselves in the store’s office, and the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to break into the room in which they were hiding. He then fled with money taken from an open cash register.
Earlier that day, in New Orleans East at about noon, a 33-year-old man was accosted by an armed man who ordered the victim to hand over his money. The suspect, along with two female accomplices, forced the victim into a car and transported him to a nearby ATM. They then forced the victim to withdraw money from his account and left him unharmed, according to police.
In the French Quarter Tuesday morning a man in a tan truck approached a man and woman at the corner of Bourbon Street and Governor Nicholls. He demanded the wallet and purse of the two victims, aged 55 and 49, who complied. The thief then fled, police said.
In Gentilly at about 9 p.m Monday. a 22-year-old man was walking in the area of Franklin Avenue and New York Street when an armed man demanded his belongings, according to police. The robber made off with the victim’s cellphone, wallet and headphones.
Two juveniles failed in their attempt to steal a 52-year-old woman’s purse in the 1900 block of Mandeville Street. The victim was getting out of her car at about 5 p.m. Monday when the two juveniles approached her. One of them had a gun and the other grabbed her purse strap, but did not get her purse, police said. They then fled the scene without getting any of her belongings.