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Five robberies reported around Mid-City over holiday weekend, police say

Robberies around Mid-City between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3. (via NOPD)
Robberies around Mid-City between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3. (via NOPD)

Four armed robberies and a home-invasion were reported in and around Mid-City over the New Year’s holiday weekend, New Orleans police said.

The home invasion was reported 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, in the 2200 block of Iberville Street, according to police reports. A man in his 30s was entering his home when unknown assailants pushed him in from behind and beat him, then took several items from his home, the report states. The victim took himself to the hospital for treatment, the report states.

The first robbery on Saturday was around 9:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of Banks Street, where two men armed with a gun forced a man in his 50s inside a home, took his money, and then left, the report states. Around 11:30 p.m., a woman in her 30s was walking to her vehicle at Columbus and North Rocheblave streets when an armed man approached from behind, snatched her keys and left in her vehicle.

NOPD crime maps also show an armed robbery with a gun in the 3700 block of Ulloa Street (just off Tulane Avenue) at 10:34 p.m. Saturday, but details about the case were not included in the daily crime reports. It is listed as a robbery attempt, said NOPD Officer Garry Flot.

Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a man in his 50s was confronted by a man with a gun in the 2700 block of Palymra Street (near South Broad), according to the report in that case. The gunman took the victim’s money and left, the report states. Around 9:50 p.m., a woman in her late 20s was depositing cash at an ATM in the 1400 block of North Broad when a man with a gun demanded her PIN number and took cash from her account, the report states.

Further details in these cases were not immediately made available. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

One Reply to “Five robberies reported around Mid-City over holiday weekend, police say

  1. There needs to be some serious attention paid to the area around Banks and Lopez. That’s the third robbery within a month that involved two armed men. Has to be the same guys.

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