NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A mother and her two children were carjacked Monday night in New Orleans East.
It happened just after 8 p.m. in the 6900 block of Coventry Street.
The NOPD says the victims, the mother, her son, and daughter, were sitting in the vehicle parked in front of their home.
An unknown black male around 5′7″ wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun approached the woman.
He demanded her car keys and then removed the victim and one of the children from the car.
The victim told police the gunman then entered her vehicle and put the vehicle in reverse, at which time the victim ran to the back passenger side of the vehicle to remove her son who was still strapped into his car seat.
The car, a 2015 Nissan Altima, recovered Tuesday afternoon on Curran Blvd.
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.