New Orleans police reported several armed robberies in the city Monday and overnight Tuesday, including an attempted robbery in the French Quarter that ended in a stabbing.
Just before 8 a.m. Monday, a 22-year-old man in the 700 block of Bienville Street was approached by several males, who allegedly produced a weapon and tried to rob the man of his jewelry, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary offense log.
A struggle ensued, and the victim received multiple stab wounds, police said.
An update on his condition was not immediately available.
Later Monday, a 35-year-old woman exited her vehicle in the 5700 block of Baccich Street when she was approached by a man armed with a gun, police said. The suspect pointed the gun in the woman’s face, police said, and she pushed it away and ran.
The suspect fled with the woman’s iPhone and her purse, police said.
The incident happened around 10:45 p.m.
Shortly after midnight Tuesday, three armed robberies were reported in the Marigny, New Orleans police said.
The first robbery occurred around 12:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of Pauger Street. A 35-year-old man was approached by three males in hooded sweatshirts with bandanas covering their faces, police said. All three suspects allegedly produced handguns and demanded money.
The victim complied, and the suspects fled riverbound on Pauger Street with $500 in cash, police said.
Around 12:30 a.m., three people – a 25-year-old woman and two men, both 31 – were approached by three males in the 2000 block of Royal Street. The suspects had their guns drawn and demanded the victims’ property, police said.
The victims complied, and the suspects fled.
Shortly before 1 a.m., two women, ages 32 and 33, were approached by three armed men in the 1400 block of Pauger Street, police said. The men demanded money from the victims, who complied.
The suspects fled with money and a cellphone, police said.
Police did not initially indicate if the Marigny robberies were related.