NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three armed robberies occurred within minutes of each other in the Marigny/Bywater neighborhood Thursday night.
The first robbery occurred at 10:52 p.m. near the intersection of Frenchmen and Dauphine streets.
The victims, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman were approached by two suspects described as black men.
One of the subjects stuck a silver gun in victim's back and demanded their property.
There was no money in the man's wallet so he took his cell phone.
The suspect went in the woman's purse and took cash out of her wallet and fled the scene.
The next robbery happened about three minutes later in the 2600 block of Royal Street.
The victim, a 54-year-old man, was approached by a suspect, described as a black man, who grabbed his wrist and demanded money.
The suspect pulled out a chrome handgun and put it to the victim's side and he complied.
The suspect then fled in a white older model vehicle with cash and a cell phone.
The third robbery occurred nearly half an hour later near the intersection of Dauphine and Mandeville streets.
Two 32-year-old men and a 31-year-old woman were approached from behind by two suspects described as black men.
One of the suspects was armed with a chrome semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim's property.
The victims complied and the perpetrator fled with the victim's cell phones, wallets, and purse.