Man breaks into New Orleans East home armed with a 2×4: NOPD

A man armed with a plank of wood broke into a home in the Michould area of New Orleans East Tuesday evening (Feb. 13), according to an initial report from New Orleans Police.

According to the report, a 62-year-old man and a 68-year-old man were inside a home in the 13800 block of Chef Menteur Highway about 5:30 p.m. when a person they did not know broke in through the front door. The person was armed with a two-by-four, the report states, and hit both men with it before running away.

The 62-year-old man was brought to the hospital, according to NOPD. Police reported the break-in as an aggravated burglary, but it was not clear Wednesday if anything was stolen.

A 29-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning in Gentilly, according to police. A preliminary police report states the woman was driving in the 3000 block of Gentilly Boulevard about 9:45 a.m. when she stopped at a red light.

While she was stopped, an armed man walked up to her car and demanded she give him her property, the report states. The woman did, and the man ran away, according to police.

Police also reported a robbery in the Treme area at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. According to a preliminary police report, a 36-year-old man was near Louis Armstrong Park in the 1300 block of St. Philip Street when a man approached him and took his wallet from his pocket.

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