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Woman carjacked in Parkview neighborhood

A woman was carjacked at gunpoint Friday in the Parkview neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The 29-year-old woman was getting out of in her car in the 900 block of Wilson Drive, near Delgado Drive, at about 4 p.m. when two young men approached. One jumped in the passenger seat, and the other held a firearm and ordered her out of the car. She complied.

The carjackers drove off in her white 2018 Toyota RAV4. It has a temporary tag: 19169581.

This is the fourth reported carjacking or vehicle theft in the Mid-City area during the past month in which a woman driving alone was targeted.

A woman was carjacked on Jan. 3 outside the Rouses Market on North Carrollton Avenue. On Jan. 12 at about 1 a.m., a woman was carjacked by three armed men near Bayou St. John. The next day, at about 5:30 a.m., a woman averted a vehicle theft on Bienville Street near North Lopez and was punched in the face.

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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