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Treme residents in fear following armed robberies


New Orleans, LA --People who live in the Treme Neighborhood near Governor Nicholls and Henriette Delille Streets are afraid to go outside when it's dark.

Two residents describe a scary scene outside their homes when a man with a gun robbed them.

M.A. Sheehan loves to walk her Treme neighborhood.

Lately she only goes outside during daylight hours.

Recently, while walking home from the Mahalia Jackson Theater following a play, a man with a gun came out of nowhere.

"And he pointed a gun at us and said give me all your money we've got," says Sheehan.

Less than 24 hours after Sheehan was robbed her neighbor was robbed by a man with a gun, while getting out of his car.

"And there was a fellow standing right here, he had a pistol and he says give me your wallet," says Treme Resident, Benjamin Bohannon.

This time, the suspect fired his gun.

"When I heard the gunshot all I could think of was getting inside the house," says Bohannon.

Residents are hoping New Orleans Police Officers beef up their presence before someone is shot.

If you have any information to help New Orleans Police solve these armed robberies call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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