NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating two separate armed robberies.
The first robbery happened just after 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of St. Roch Avenue.
The victim, a 34-year-old woman, told police she was approached by five black male juveniles.
One of the juveniles brandished a handgun and took the victim's wallet out of her purse.
The suspect took $147 out of the wallet and threw it down.
The juveniles then fled the scene.
The next robbery happened just before 2:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of Canal Street.
The victim, a 34-year-old man, told police he was approached by a man who demanded his backpack.
The victim refused.
The man pulled a gun from his pants and another man appeared and pointed a gun at the victim's head.
The victim handed over his backpack and a cell phone and the men fled the scene.