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Three armed robberies were reported overnight in New Orleans, according to police.

The first robbery occurred about 4:18 a.m. in the 3100 block of Esplanade Avenue, when a dark four-door sedan pulled up to the male victim who was sitting inside his cab.

Two men wearing ski masks and armed with large semi-automatic handguns exited the sedan, demanding money from the victim. He complied and the two men fled in the sedan with cash, a wallet and a cell phone.

The second incident happened much later at about 8:06 p.m., when a man demanded money from a cashier at a Family Dollar store in the 5500 block of St. Claude Avenue.

When the cashier was unable to open the register, the man repeated his demand and produced a handgun. The cashier then went to a second register, and gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect ran on foot northbound on Flood Street.

At about 8:16 p.m., another robbery was reported in the 2100 block of Dauphine Street. A man approached the female victim from behind, demanding her purse. When the 67-year-old woman turned around, the man produced a small, black revolver.

The man snatched the woman's purse from her shoulders, and a physical altercation ensued between the suspect and the woman's husband. The suspect fled with the woman's purse in a newer model large grey or silver pickup truck.