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NOPD investigates 4th home invasion in Carrollton area

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New Orleans police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the Carrollton area that is the latest in a string of similar attacks.

The incident happened Tuesday at about 5 p.m. in the 1800 hundred block of Adams Street. Investigators said when the 22-year-old victims answered a knock at the door, two men armed with a gun forced their way inside.

The gunmen stole electronics and cash from both male victims, pistol-whipping one of the them in the process.

Police think the suspects fled in a gold or tan 1990s-model car, possibly a Toyota Camry.

The wave of crime has neighborhood residents concerned. Chris Canary, president of the Carrollton Community Association, posted a Facebook message offering residents simple safety tips. Canary said the association is looking at more ways to deter criminals, including possibly installing surveillance cameras around the neighborhood.

In the meantime, homeowners are watching out.

"I'm not afraid to come in and out of my house, but you shouldn't have to be in fear like that," said one resident. "You know, when you come home from work or wherever you come from - the store, anywhere - you shouldn't have to worry about somebody knocking at your door, busting their way in your house. That's your privacy, that's your domain."

Three other home invasions have occurred in the past two weeks in the same area - on Vincennes Place, Green Street and Panola Street.

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