NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Six people were held up in four different armed robberies from Saturday into early Sunday morning.
According to preliminary reports from NOPD, four armed robberies occurred in less than 24 hours from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21.
The first took place in New Orleans East just after noon on Feb. 20. A preliminary report from NOPD states that the 25-year-old male victim went to a motel in the 8300 block of Chef Menteur Highway with a male known only as "B." Once inside the motel, "B" pulled a gun on the victim and stole his keys. He then fled in the victim's vehicle.
Another car was stolen at gunpoint about four hours later in the 6900 block of Virgilian Street.
According to a preliminary report from NOPD, two armed men approached a 66-year-old man and demanded his vehicle at gunpoint. The victim complied and the armed men fled in his car.
The next robbery reported, Sunday's first, took place on Bourbon Street around 1 a.m.
According to a preliminary report from NOPD, two 21-year-old men were walking near the corner of St. Peter and Bourbon Streets when a black man and a white man approached them. The white perpetrator pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and threatened them, then took money from the victims' pockets.
The final reported robbery took place in Gentilly just after 3 a.m.
According to preliminary reports from NOPD, a 36-year-old woman and 45-year-old man were in their vehicle in a driveway on the 4700 block of Marigny Street when a dark-colored truck approached. The passenger in the truck got out and approached the victim's vehicle with a gun in his hand. The woman tossed her purse and both victim's ran from the robbers.
When the man and woman returned, her purse was gone along with the armed robber and dark-colored truck.
Anyone with information on any of these robberies is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.