Two businesses and three people were the victims of armed robberies throughout New Orleans in a 24-hour period starting Saturday morning, according to local police.
The New Orleans Police Department said the first incident happened shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday when "an unknown subject" entered the Rouses Supermarket in the 4500 block of Tchoupitoulas Street.
A 63-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man became victims of that crime when the robber entered the business armed with a gun, demanded to enter the cash room, took an "unknown amount of cash" and then fled, NOPD said.
The next armed robbery was reported in New Orleans East shortly before 7 p.m. when three juveniles surrounded a 41-year-old woman's car on South Coronet Court and Parc Brittany Boulevard, police said, while one juvenile jumped on top of the car.
NOPD said that when the woman got out of her car, one of the juveniles pointed a gun at her and demanded her property. She complied, police said, and the robbers fled with a fossil watch and a money bag containing $365.
A Family Dollar in the 3100 block of St. Claude Avenue was also robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night, NOPD said.
Police said in that incident, a subject entered the store armed with a hand gun shortly before 10 p.m., took money out of the register and safe and fled.
NOPD also reported an aggravated burglary in the 3100 block of North Villere Street in the Upper Ninth Ward about 11 p.m.
In that incident, three armed men stormed into a 28-year-old man's house, police said. One subject held a gun to his head and made him get on the floor, and together the robbers stole the victim’s wallet, phone, laptop and camera, police said.