Police blotter: Armed robberies, carjacking, shooting reported across Mid-City

Multiple armed robberies, a carjacking and a shooting were reported in Mid-City neighborhoods from Thursday through Sunday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Shooting: The shooting was in the Tulane-Gravier neighborhood early Sunday (Dec. 6). The victim, a 42-year-old man, was shot multiple times during an argument with the gunman in the 2600 block of Gravier Street at about 1 a..m., police said. The victim was transported to a local hospital via private conveyance.

Armed robbery: In the Bayou St. John area, a car was stolen at gunpoint at about 7 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 4). A 26-year-old woman was in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue, near North Lopez, when the gunman walked up and demanded her property. She complied, and the gunman fled in her vehicle, which was later recovered by the NOPD.

Carjacking: A woman was carjacked in in the Faubourg St. John commercial district on Friday. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was getting in her car in the 1500 block of North Lopez Street, near Esplanade Avenue and Grand Route St. John, at about 5:15 p.m.

She was approached by a man wearing a black ski mask and a black hoodie, who ordered her out of the vehicle. She complied, and the carjacker fled the scene.

Armed robbery: Two women, ages 29 and 31, were robbed outside the Whole Foods Market in the 300 block of North Broad on Thursday (Dec. 3) at about 4 p.m.. The 31-year-old was getting out of her car when someone placed a handgun to her leg and demanded both women’s purses. They complied, and the gunman fled.

Armed robbery: A 29-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint while walking in the 200 block of North Rendon Street, near Piece of Meat and Neyow’s Creole Cafe on Bienville Street, at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Police said a man with a gun approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. He then placed a gun to her back and demanded she drop her belongings.

In a post on Nextdoor, the victim said she was walking home after shopping on Carrollton Avenue when she felt someone try to grab her purse off her shoulder. She “thought it was just some kid” and moved to push him away.

Then she felt something in her lower back, turned around and saw a gun drawn on her. She turned over her shopping bags, one from CVS and two from Marshall’s, and her purse. The gunman, who was wearing a red Pikachu sweatshirt, ran down Bienville toward Broad Street.

Further details on these incidents 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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