Four people were robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary release.
The first robbery was reported about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in New Orleans East, police said, when a 33-year-old man was standing near his car in the 13000 block of Cherbourg Street.
Another man approached the victim and asked him for money, to which he refused, police said. At that point, NOPD said the subject pulled out a gun and demanded money as the victim fled.
Police said the robber was seen taken items from the victim’s truck before fleeing.
Later Tuesday night, about 11:30, another armed robbery began when a 28-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man named Leroy Buggage were involved in a domestic dispute in the 5100 block of Revel Street, in New Orleans East.
At that point, Buggage grabbed her purse and pulled a gun on her before taking items from the bag, police said.
NOPD said Buggage then encountered a 24-year-old man, whom he attempted to rob before fleeing the area.
All three subjects were arrested for their involvement in a physical altercation that later ensued, police said.
The third armed robbery was reported in Gentilly about 1 a.m., at Jeanne Marie Place and Harcourt Drive.
Police said in that incident, a 22-year-old woman was approached by an armed man as she got out of her car. He demanded her keys and fled with the car after she complied.