NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery involving five women who were in town for Essence Fest.
According to initial reports, the incident occurred in the 1600 block of North Prieur Street.
Just before 2 a.m., five women ranging in age from 31 to 44, were sitting on a porch when they were approached by a suspect, described as a black male, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
The suspect pulled a black handgun and demanded their purses and car keys.
The victims complied and the perpetrator fled with three purses.