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Friday, March 29, 2019

Armed man fails to rob Waffle House after employee forces him out: NOPD

Police reported crimes, including two attempted armed robberies, three robberies and a carjacking, across the city in a crime log between Wednesday (March 27) and Thursday (March 28).

An armed man attempted to rob a Waffle House in Old Gentilly Terrace Thursday morning (March 28), but was unsuccessful after an employee forced him out of the restaurant, New Orleans police said.

After the man sat down at the counter around 5:20 a.m., police said he handed the cashier a note demanding money and pulled out a gun. Another employee disarmed the man and forced him out of the restaurant, which is located in the 4600 block of Old Gentilly Road, police said. The man then fled down Louisa Street.

Police also reported the following crimes across the city between Wednesday (March 27) and Thursday in an initial report:

Stranger attacks man, then tries to rob him in Tulane-Gravier area

A man approached a 59-year-old man from behind near the intersection of Gravier and South Derbigny streets Wednesday and started to attack him while demanding his money. After the 59-year-old fell to the ground, he stood up and grabbed the man. Then the man, who police said is in his mid-30s and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, ran away empty handed.

The attempted robbery was reported around 11:35 a.m. The suspect was wearing a black hat, a dark sweatshirt and blue jeans, police said.

Man in SUV robs woman after pointing gun at her face in Warehouse District

A 33-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning while she was walking in the Warehouse District, police said.

A person inside an SUV pulled up next to her in the 600 block of Saint Joseph Street, pointed a gun at her and demanded she drop her purse. The woman complied and then ran.

The armed robbery was reported around 3:45 a.m.

Man punched, robbed while sitting his car at Canal Street intersection

A stranger punched a 41-year-old man in the face and then robbed him while he was sitting in a car in the Central Business District Thursday, police said.

The 41-year-old was parked near the corner of LaSalle and Canal streets around 5:30 p.m. when a stranger approached his car from the rear driver side. The suspected robber punched the 41-year-old in the face and then removed money from his wallet. Then, he fled riverbound on Canal Street, police said.

3 men rob woman at gunpoint in Walmart parking lot

A 28-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in a Walmart parking lot in the Read Boulevard East area of New Orleans East Thursday, police said.

Three men approached the woman around 6:30 p.m. and one man pointed a firearm in her face and demanded her property. The woman threw her wallet and keys to the ground.

Then the armed man demanded her cell phone and she ran inside the Walmart, located in the 6000 block of Bullard Avenue. The three men entered the woman’s car, but ran away after they couldn’t get the car to start, police said.

Man carjacked while getting gas in Fairgrounds area

A man, about 6 feet tall with a slim build, grabbed a 42-year-old man at the waistband, after he approached the 42-year-old at a gas station in the 2000 block of Gentilly Boulevard around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, police said. The suspected carjacker then demanded the man’s keys and drove away with the car.

Police said the suspect was wearing a black hooded jacket with “something black over his face” at the time of the carjacking.

Police also reported three non-fatal shootings—in the Desire area, St. Roch and New Orleans East—and a homicide in Central City between Wednesday and Thursday.

'That’s my child’: Woman at scene of fatal Garden District shooting

Police reported crimes, including two attempted armed robberies, three robberies and a carjacking, across the city in a crime log between Wednesday (March 27) and Thursday (March 28). (Google Maps/)

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