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NOPD investigating several armed robberies

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New Orleans police are investigating four Monday armed robberies.

According to initial police reports, all incidents involved firearms.

The first incident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Magazine Street.

Two suspects entered the Circle K and demanded the cashier open the register.

When the cashier failed to open the drawer, one of the suspects, later identified as 52-year-old Elijah Brooks, implied he had a fun.

Brooks, and a second suspect, later identified as 50-year-old Samuel Brooks, went behind the counter and filled a garbage bag up with cigarettes.

Both suspects fled the scene in a green pickup truck. They were caught and arrested after the robbery.

The next incident occurred just before 1:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of Frenchman Street.

The victim, a 38-year-old man, was riding his bicycle when he was approached by a suspect, described as an armed black man, who demanded his wallet.

The victim complied and the perpetrator fled in a dark blue vehicle with license plate #ZQL237 with the victim’s wallet and $100.00 cash.

The next incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. in the 3100 block North Villere Street.

The victims, a 27-year-old man, and a 26-year-old woman were sitting inside a vehicle when they were approached by a suspect, described as a black male.

The suspect put a gun to the man’s head and demanded their property.

The victims complied and the perpetrator fled on North Villere towards Montegut Street.

The next incident took place just before 9:15 a.m. in the 10100 block Curran Road.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, contacted the perpetrator via social media to sell a cellphone.

The victim met the suspect at the location and showed him the phone. The suspect reached into his pocket and produced a handgun. The suspect took the cell phone and fled.

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