NOPD reports six armed robberies Tuesday

NOPD reports six armed robberies Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are reporting six armed robberies and at least one attempted armed robbery on Tuesday.

At least three of the robberies happened in New Orleans East.

The first incident happened just before 10 a.m. in the 2600 block of Tulane Avenue.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, told police he was walking when the first suspect drove up in a silver vehicle and said they needed to talk.

The man got in the car and was quickly followed by a second suspect.

One of the suspects produced a silver-colored revolver and told the victim: "give me everything."

The suspects took an iPhone and $170 in cash from the victim.

He was then let out of the car and the suspects fled the scene.

The second robbery happened just before 1 p.m. in the 3200 block of Gentilly Boulevard.

The victim, a 71-year-old man, and a passenger arrived at a Walgreens.

When they arrived, he told police he was approached by a suspect, described as a black man, who produced a weapon and demanded the victim withdraw money from the ATM.

The victim complied and withdrew $400.

The suspect fled the scene on foot.

The third robbery happened just before 7:30 p.m. in the 4900 block Lonely Oak Drive.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was walking past the intersection when two suspects in a dark colored Nissan Altima with Texas plates cut in front of him.

Two suspects, described as black men, exited the car and demanded the victim's property.

The victim complied, and the suspects fled in possession of his backpack containing a .40 caliber Glock.

The next incident happened just before 7:40 p.m. in the 3700 block of Pittari Place.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, told police he stepped out of his residence after opening the door for one suspect, when a second suspect, armed with a 9mm and demanded his property.

The suspect searched the victim's pockets and when his relative came to the door both suspects fled.

The next robbery happened just after 7:30 p.m. in the 5400 block Provincial Place.

The victim, a 59-year-old man, told police he was getting out of his car when he was approached by a suspect armed with a semi-automatic gun.

The suspect demanded the victim's wallet but the victim didn't have anything.

The subject fled the scene.

In the next robbery two men, ages 46 and 82, were robbed just after 7:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Unity Drive.

The first victim, 46, was getting out of his car. While he was heading to his front door, he was approached by a suspect, described as an armed black man.

The suspect demanded his property. The victim complied, but the suspect then told the victim he knew he had more money inside the home.

The victim called his father, 82, who then opened the front door.

The subject demanded money from him as well. He complied.

The older victim in this incident said he has now been robbed three times.

The subject fled in the dark colored vehicle.

The next robbery happened just after 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Edinburgh and Joliet streets.

The victim, a 33-year-old woman, told police she was approached by three suspects, described as black males, possibly juveniles.

One of the suspects was armed with a revolver with a laser on it.

He demanded cash, but the victim stated she did not have any cash and grabbed the barrel of the gun.

The suspect pulled the gun away from her and as she was falling down her cell phone came out of her pocket.

The suspect grabbed the phone and all three then fled the scene.

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