NOPD investigates overnight armed robberies, home invasion

NOPD investigates overnight armed robberies, home invasion

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - "I got cameras here, I have cameras there and I got a camera in the front," Lois Dalgo said.

But Dalgo's cameras in the 1900 block of Abundance Street didn't catch the carjacking that happened just a few houses away. Police say a woman was sitting in her car when an armed man opened her passenger-side door.

"He jumped in the car, and then held a gun to her and told her he was going to kill her. Her purse, her ID and credit cards were in there," Dalgo said.

Police say the victim handed over her keys, and the gunman took off in her car. The carjacking happened just after noon. So far this year, there have been nearly 100 armed robberies in the Third District.

About two hours later, police in the Second District were called to the 7500 block of Willow Street to investigate a home invasion. Police say the victim found four men standing at his front door. They say the men demanded money and drugs and then proceeded to tie up the victim and ransack his home. They left after stealing the victim's cell phone, money and car.

"Well, I got a call from a fellow manager this morning, telling me that our store had been broken into," said a McDonald's employee who asked not to be identified.

Police say a man wearing a ski mask walked up to the front door of McDonald's on the I-10 Service Road in New Orleans East and started shooting.

"He shot it out and went in. The cashier that heard the gunshot was saying, 'please don't shoot me. Please don't shoot me.' He said 'I'm looking for the manager.' He went to the back of the store and had the gun pointed to the manager's back. He demanded that she open the safe," the employee said.

The employee said the crime took a toll on other workers.

"The crew was so shaken up. One of them left the premises. One of them jumped on the bus. She said this is not what she signed up for," the employee said.

This happened in the Seventh District, where police investigated the most armed robberies so far this year with 142 incidents.

Police haven't arrested anyone in any of the cases, all of which happened overnight.

If you know anything that could help police call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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