Two armed robberies occurred in Mid-City and one near the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood of New Orleans over the weekend, New Orleans police said in an initial report.
On the 1500 block of Leda Court, a 54-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint at 9:27 p.m, police said.
A man in a black hoodie approached the victim with a gun, told him to lay in the grass and then took the victim’s wallet and fled, according to the report.
A 51-year-old man was also robbed at gunpoint on the 100 block of South Broad Street at 6:49 p.m. Saturday, police said.
A man approached the victim with a gun and demanded his money, and then took the money and fled, according to the report.
Near Esplanade Ridge, a 16-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint as he was getting off the bus at the corner of Columbus Street and North Claiborne Avenue at 12:24 p.m., according to police.
The perpetrator followed the victim off the bus and asked to use his cell phone, according to the report
The suspect appeared to make a phone call then pulled out a gun and told the victim, I need this, police said, and then fled with the boy’s cell phone.