New Orleans police reported six armed robberies and carjackings between Saturday and Sunday.
The first incident happened shortly before noon in the St. Roch neighborhood of the city, when police said a 57-year-old man was approached by multiple people armed with weapons in the 2600 block of Spain Street.
The subjects demanded the victim’s property and fled after he complied, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Then, about 7 p.m., a 45-year-old man was carjacked in the 4600 block of Shalimar Drive, in New Orleans East, police said.
In that incident, the victim was unloading his vehicle when two men appeared, pulled out a saw-off shotgun and demanded the man's pants and keys, police said. The robbers then struck the victim in the back of his neck with the weapon, NOPD said, and fled in his car.
Then, about 9:30 p.m., a two men wearing skeleton masks held up the Family Dollar in the 5500 block of St. Claude Avenue, police said.
NOPD said the robbers demanded cash from the register and fled with about $375.
The next incident was reported in Algiers, in the 6100 block of Tullis Drive, when police said and 18-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were robbed at gunpoint as they were getting out of a cab.
The pair arrived at the location just before 1:15 a.m., police said, when the woman was approached by a man armed with a shotgun. He demanded property from both victims and fled in a black car after they complied, police said.
About half an hour later, another armed robbery was reported in Mid-City, in the 100 block of S. Genois Street.
In that incident, reports show a 22-year-old man was walking when he was approached by two women in a white Tahoe. One got out, implied she was armed, ordered the victim to walk to a nearby ATM and withdraw cash, took the money and ran, police said.
Finally, a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman were carjacked about 2 a.m. on North Peters and Bienville streets, police said.
NOPD said the women were sitting in the car when they were approached on both sides by two men, who ordered them out at gunpoint and fled with the car. A short time later the vehicle was observed with the subjects inside, police said, and the men were apprehended.