Another rash of armed robberies plagues New Orleans

Another rash of armed robberies plagues New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans experienced another spate of armed robberies Sunday, with five taking place between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The first occurred just before 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of St. Roch. A man was approached by five black males. One pointed a gun at him and demanded his money.

The suspects jumped the man after he gave up $14. He was able to fight them off and run to his home.

The second incident occurred at 7:42 p.m. when two women, both 28, were sitting in a car when a man approached the car, opened the door and pointed a gun at them.

The suspect told the women to leave their belongings in the car and get out. The complied and the suspect fled in their vehicle.

The next robbery happened shortly after 8 p.m. near the intersection of Dauphine and St. Ann Streets.

A 33-year-old man was approached by two black males. One man pushed the victim against a wall, produced a gun and took the victim's cell phone and wallet.

Both men were caught a short time later. Police identified the men as Jarrid Wells, 23 and Lance Dodd, 28.

Later, around 8:30 p.m. in Broadmoor, a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint near South Rocheblave and Jena Streets.

The victims, a 28-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were approached by three black males. One pulled a gun at the man and demanded money and his cell phone. One of the other suspects searched the woman.

Also just past 8:30 p.m. a 59-year-old man was approached by three black men wearing hooded sweatshirts in the 220 block of South Salcedo Street. One suspect pointed a gun and demanded the victim's possessions.

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