Woman forced to the floor with a towel over her head, house ransacked in home invasion

Woman forced to the floor with a towel over her head, house ransacked in home invasion

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman was forced to the floor with a towel over her head as thieves ransacked her house in a Sunday home invasion, according to initial New Orleans Police department reports.

The incident occurred at 10:26 p.m. in the 4500 block of Feliciana Street.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was awakened by a boom. She told police she saw three suspects, described as black men, one armed, enter her side door.

One suspect put a towel over her head and ordered her to lie on the floor while the other two suspects proceeded to ransack her house searching for money.

The subjects fled with the victim's cell phone which was recovered two blocks away.

A robbery also occurred at 11:34 p.m. in the 6500 block Magazine Street.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was driven by friends to from Houma to New Orleans.

When they arrived at an area near Audubon Park, a fight broke out.

The victim's friends stole $4,000, a cell phone, a bracelet and the victim's shoes.

Another home invasion incident occurred at 5:14 a.m. in the 1000 block Pacific Avenue.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, told police that a suspect named "Eugene" knocked on his door and he opened it.

When the victim stepped outside, a second suspect appeared with a gun demanding money.  The victim grabbed the suspect with the gun and started calling to his brother for help.

Both suspects then fled the scene.

Police also report an attempted carjacking that occurred at 11:19 p.m. in the 6800 block Gen Haig.

The victim, a 37-year-old woman, was in her car when a suspect, described as a black male, walked up to the driver's side and pointed a gun at the victim and pulled on the door handle.

The suspect then walked to the back of the vehicle and at that time the victim pulled off and sped away.

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