NOPD: 12 armed robberies and carjackings overnight Saturday
NEW ORLEANS -- A dozen armed robberies and carjackings were reported across the city in a 24-hour span between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to New Orleans police.
That was the largest number of armed robberies and carjackings police have responded to in a day since Jan. 2, 2012, according to WWL-TV crime analyst Jeff Asher.
The robberies included the same 9th Ward store being robbed twice in two hours.
Here's a list of the crimes reported:
- 7:46 p.m. - 2600 block of Cupid Street
- 8:36 p.m. - 4600 block of Majestic Oaks Street
- 11:36 p.m. - 3000 block of North Rampart Street
- 1:53 a.m. - 2900 block of Freret Street
- 1:17 a.m. - Frenchmen and Royal streets
- 1:24 a.m. - Dauphine and Mandeville streets
- 2:16 a.m. - 5100 block St. Claude Avenue
- 3:22 a.m. - 3700 block of Banks St.
- 3:33 a.m. - 2500 block of St. Philip Street
- 3:20 a.m. - 3400 block of Rue Park Fontaine
- 4:09 a.m. - 5100 block St. Claude Avenue
- 4:29 a.m. - Chartres and Frenchmen streets.
Police also responded to a burglary in Gentilly.
Two people said they were in the 6400 block of Franklin Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when two people with guns broke into the house.
A woman in the home was able to run, but a 25-year-old man was beaten, and the robbers attempted to hold him hostage, police said. The man was able to escape, according to authorities.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111