NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a rash of armed robberies that hit the city on Sunday.
Initial police reports indicate there were at least five armed robberies or attempted robberies around New Orleans.
The first incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. in the 2600 block Ursulines Street.
The victim, a 70-year-old man, was approached by a suspect, described as a black male armed with a gun. The suspect demanded his money.
The victim complied and the subject fled.
The next incident occurred at 4:42 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cypress Acres Drive.
The victims, a 58-year-old man, and a 54-year-old woman were the victims of a home invasion.
They answered a knock at the door at which point the perpetrator pushed his way in and demanded money.
The victim complied. But as the perpetrator, identified as 21-year-old Harry Sentmore, was leaving, shots were fired and both the victim and Sentmore sustained gunshot wounds.
The next incident occurred just after 9 p.m. in the 6900 block Yorktown Drive.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, was approached by two suspects, described as black males armed both with assault rifles.
The subjects demanded the victim empty his pockets. The victim complied.
One suspect, wearing a black mask, fled inside of the victim's 2012 black Toyota Camry, with AAA bumper stickers.
The next incident occurred just before 11 p.m. in the 2700 block St. Claude Avenue.
The victim, a 57-year-old man got out of his car and was approached by a suspect, described as a black man, who asked him for a dollar.
The suspect then struck the man in the head with an unknown object, went through his pockets and then fled on foot in possession of $40
The next incident occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 100 block David Street.
The victim, a 43-year-old man, was robbed when his roommate, later identified as 53-year-old Joao Oliveir, came home, pulled a gun and demanded money.
The victim complied Oliveir fled the scene.
He was arrested a short time later.