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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Group of juveniles attack 20-year-old bicyclist in St. Roch robbery attempt, police say


New Orleans police reported robberies in Algiers, the Central Business District, New Orleans East and St. Roch between Wednesday (April 10) and Thursday (April 11) in an initial report.

A 20-year-old was riding his bike in St. Roch Wednesday (April 10) when a group of juveniles started to attack him and tried to steal his bike, New Orleans police said.

One boy, out of the group of five to seven juveniles, struck the 20-year-old in the face while he was biking in 1400 block of Saint Roch Avenue around 8 p.m., police said. After the man fell to the ground, the group started to assault him and attempted to take his bike, according to an initial report.

The 20-year-old fled to a nearby house and the group of juveniles fled in an unknown direction without the bike.

Police also reported the following in an initial report:

Man robbed at gunpoint while vacuuming car at New Orleans East rental car company

A 35-year-old man was vacuuming the passenger side of a 2017 gray Hyundai Sonata outside a rental car business in the 12200 block of 1-10 Service Road, when a stranger entered the driver’s side, police said.

The stranger lifted his shirt to reveal a gun and demanded that the 35-year-old get out of the car. The 35-year-old complied and the stranger fled. The armed robbery was reported around 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday.

44-year-old man robbed in Warehouse District

Two men approached a 44-year-old man in the 1000 block of Loyola Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and asked him for money and cigarettes, police said. After the 44-year-old refused, one of the men struck him in the head, causing the 44-year-old man to fall to the ground. One of the men grabbed the 44-year-old’s backpack and ran northbound on Calliope Street.

In an initial report, police described one man to be short with a thin build and wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The other man was described as tall with a thin build, wearing a black polo and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

16-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint in Algiers Point

Two armed men forced 16-year-old boy out of his car around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Pacific Avenue, police said. The men demanded the boy’s property and the boy complied and fled.

Man attacked, robbed along Elysian Fields Avenue

A 33-year-old man was assaulted by two men as they demanded his property while in the 2500 block of Elysian Fields Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Thursday (April 11), police said.

The 33-year-old man then fled to a hospital.

NOPD also reported a shooting Wednesday morning in New Orleans East.

13-year-old found shot at Morrison and Downman roads, New Orleans police say

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New Orleans police reported robberies in Algiers, the Central Business District, New Orleans East and St. Roch between Wednesday (April 10) and Thursday (April 11) in an initial report. (Google Maps/)
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