Two gunmen steal one car, fail to steal another Uptown

Two gunmen steal one car, fail to steal another Uptown

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two gunmen stole one car and failed to steal another in two separate Uptown incidents Wednesday night.

Just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Tulane police say a 24-year-old male student who does not attend Tulane, was parked in the 2000 block of Adams Street. Two suspects, described as black men armed with handguns, approached and demanded the victim turn over the keys to the vehicle.

The suspects attempted to flee but were unable to operate the vehicle.  The suspects took the victim's cell phone and fled the area.

A short time later, two suspects with identical descriptions, stole a car in the 7000 block of Panola Street.

The victim, a 33-year-old man, told police he was stopped in the driveway of the residence of a friend when two suspects, described as black males armed with handguns, approached and ordered the victim and a passenger out of the vehicle, a black 2006 Nissan Sentra with a Louisiana license plate PYD 357.

The suspects got into the vehicle and fled the area toward Broadway Street.

Tulane police along with New Orleans police officers responded and searched the surrounding area but were not able to locate the suspects or the stolen vehicle.

A detailed description of the suspects is as follows:

  • Two black males in their late teens to early 20s
  • Medium build around five feet nine to five feet 10 inches tall.
  • Wearing black hoodies over black pants.

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