Woman held up at gunpoint, carjacked on Orleans

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a carjacking reported Thursday night on Orleans Avenue near Gayoso Street.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was approached in the 3000 block of Orleans Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. Her assailant threatened her with a gun and demanded her property, and she complied. The assailant then got in her vehicle and drove off.

The NOPD did not provide the gender or any other descriptive characteristics of the assailant.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD First District station at 504-658-6010 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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