Armed robberies, vehicle burglary reported Uptown

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

New Orleans crime
A photograph of the blue lights on campus. (Gabe Darley)

Two armed robberies and a vehicle burglary were reported last week in Uptown. 

On Nov. 13, Tulane University Police responded to a report of a vehicle burglary off campus. A student told TUPD the car had been broken into sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. while it was parked on General Taylor Street. The front passenger window was shattered by a large rock and the student’s wallet was stolen, according to a TUPD report. 

That case marks the 12th incident of vehicle burglary reported to TUPD’s Uptown district since Aug. 1. 

Police also responded to two incidents of armed robbery, the Uptown Messenger first reported

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Jena Street in the evening of Nov. 9. Police reports said a gunman approached the 32-year-old victim before 9 p.m. and ordered him to the ground, demanding his wallet. The victim complied, and the gunman fled. 

Police responded to a report of a stolen car in the 2600 block of State Street around 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. Reports said a man approached a 35-year-old female victim, pulled out a gun and demanded the woman’s keys. The man then fled in the woman’s white Nissan Rogue with the Florida license plate 17BLEW.  

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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