Seven individuals had their vehicles stolen at gunpoint in a 15-hour interval from Saturday midday via early Sunday morning, the New Orleans Police Division reported.
The automobile thefts had been amongst 9 armed robberies reported within the newest Main Offenses Log by the NOPD, and they’re the most recent in a wave of carjackings that have continued in the city into the New Year, regardless of several arrests.
Tulane College Police issued a criminal offense alert Saturday about 5 of the carjackings, which occurred close to the Uptown campuses of Tulane and Loyola universities.
“It’s believed that the identical topics are chargeable for all 5 incidents,” The Tulane Police alert stated, describing the assailants as “males, wearing darkish hoodies with mild coloured pants, armed with a black and silver handgun.” Not one of the victims was reported injured.
The primary carjacking occurred Friday at 11:50 a.m. within the 1200 block of Adams Avenue, close to Tulane College’s campus, when a lady was approached by 5 suspects who brandished a weapon and compelled her out of her automobile. NOPD stated that they had no additional particulars on that incident but.
In the meantime, at 12:43 p.m. within the 1600 block of St Roch Avenue, a person was approached by two males who produced a handgun and demanded his keys and pockets. The suspect fled within the sufferer’s black 2017 Nissan Maxima.
At 1:29 p.m. within the 2000 block of Audubon Avenue, on the Broadmoor aspect of South Claiborne Avenue, a lady was approached by two males who produced a gun and ordered her out of her automobile, which was later recovered close to the nook of Calhoun and South Johnson Streets.
At 1:34 p.m. within the 2000 block of Palmer Avenue close to the Loyola College campus, a 21-year-old girl was approached by two males whereas she was strolling to her residence. The assailants pointed a gun at her and demanded her keys. The suspects jumped within the automobile and fled down Palmer Avenue in the direction of the river, in keeping with the NOPD.
At 4:23 p.m. within the 300 block of State Avenue, 4 blocks from Audubon Park, a lady was approached by a person who ordered her out of her automobile at gun level. She threw her purse on the seat and exited. The suspect bought in her automobile and fled river certain on State Avenue.
At 7:04 p.m. within the 1600 block of Franklin Avenue within the St. Claude space a lady was approached by a person whereas sitting within the backseat of her automobile. The person jumped into the driving force’s seat and when the sufferer noticed he had a weapon she exited. The person fled within the sufferer’s darkish blue Ford Edge with Texas license plate MXJ4802.
At 3:18 a.m. a 50-year-old man was carjacked on Lake Forest Boulevard close to the I-510 exit in In New Orleans East. The suspect fled down Lake Forest Boulevard towards Bullard Avenue within the sufferer’s Pink Chevy Corvette with Georgia license plate XHU328.
The NOPD additionally reported two different armed robberies with a gun that did not contain carjacking.
At 4:19 p.m. within the 300 block of Audubon Avenue two victims — considered one of whom was described as feminine — had been robbed by two males who took the girl’s cellular phone and fled in an SUV.
On the West Financial institution, at 5:58 p.m. within the Algiers space, a person was robbed within the 4000 block of Maple Leaf Drive. The male suspect armed with a handgun struck the sufferer behind the top then took cash from his pockets earlier than fleeing in a black Nissan Altima.