NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police say five armed robberies were reported Sunday.
According to initial police reports, the first incident occurred just before 10:15 a.m. in the 5400 Block of Tullis Drive.
The victim, a 31-year-old man, was working on a construction site when he was approached by a suspect described as a black man.
The suspected pulled a gun and demanded his cell phone. The victim complied and the subject fled.
The next incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Crowder Boulevard in New Orleans East.
A woman entered the Dollar General store and started stuffing merchandise into her purse.
The manager of the business recognized her as a habitual shoplifter and approached her.
The manager asked for the items back, she complied by only giving her what was in her hand.
When the manager asked for the items inside of her purse, the subject produced a knife and threatened to cut her.
The suspect then fled the store.
The next robbery occurred just after 3:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Dorgenois Street.
The victim, a 39-year-old man, was answering an ad for a dirt bike on an app called Offer Up.
The victim agreed to meet the subject at the location. Once the victim arrived, he was met outside the location by three suspects, described as black men.
One man pulled a gun and demanded the money. The victim complied and gave the suspects cash.
The suspects fled the location and headed in an uptown direction.
Another robbery occurred at 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Camp and Euterpe streets.
The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was stopped at a red light when suspects in a dark colored Toyota pulled in front of her.
A black man jumped out of the passenger side and started tapping on the victim's window with a gun.
The victim then quickly drove away.
The next robbery occurred just after 2:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of Canal Boulevard.
Three victims, two women ages 24 and 22 and a 22-year-old man, were approached by a suspect described was a black man.
The suspect implied that he had a weapon and demanded their property.
The victims complied and the perpetrator fled with two credit cards, driver's licenses, two rings, a watch and cash.