While being transported from a French Quarter bar to the Roosevelt Hotel around 5:13 p.m. Saturday, a 35-year-old was robbed, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The man was offered a ride to the hotel by two unknown women in the 300 block of Royal Street. Along the way, the three people stopped at a gas station, and the man went inside the station to buy cigarettes. He was approached by two unknown men after exiting, one of whom was armed with a knife. The other suspect, who was unarmed, demanded the man's belongings. After the man complied, the suspects fled in the vehicle with the women.
Other reports include:
- A 49 year old man was robbed at gunpoint in the B.W. Cooper area. While walking from a store around 4:04 p.m. near 4th and South Rocheblave Streets, the man was reportedly approached by three subjects, one of whom pointed a gun at him and demanded his belongings. The suspects fled on foot.
- A 42-year-old man's cellphone purchase online went awry when meeting with the vendor in Gert Town, The New Orleans Police Department reported.
When the man went to the location agreed upon near Palm and Broadway streets at 1:06 p.m. Saturday, an unknown suspect wielding a gun demanded the man's property. The victim obtained possession of the gun after a brief struggle. The suspect stole the victim's vehicle and fled eastbound on Palm Street. The man's vehicle was later recovered.