NOPD: Three N.O. East businesses robbed Saturday night

Updated: Apr. 5, 2020 at 9:22 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Three New Orleans East businesses were robbed Saturday evening within about 90 minutes, according to a preliminary report by the New Orleans Police Dept.

The first armed robbery happened around 7 p.m. at a Dollar General in the 11000 block of Morrison Road. Police say a black male entered the store armed with black handgun and demanded money from register. The employee complied and the suspect fled.

A short time later, a second Dollar General location in the 10600 block of Chef Menteur Highway was robbed around 7:30 p.m.

The suspect, only described as a black male, pointed a gun at a cashier. The cashier ran and the suspect fled. It was not clear if the suspect got away with any money.

Then, around 8 p.m., a Family Dollar was held up in the 7300 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

A suspect entered the store, placed a gun into the manager’s back and demanded money. The suspect removed cash from till and fled.

The NOPD has not said if the three crimes are related.

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