Man carjacked by 4 men armed with an Uzi submachine gun in Algiers: NOPD

A 45-year-old man was robbed of his car in Algiers by four men armed with an Uzi submachine gun early Thursday (Feb. 15), according to New Orleans Police.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., the man was sitting in his car, parked outside his home in the 3400 block of Vespasian Boulevard, when four young men approached him, according to a preliminary police report.

The report states the four men were “armed with an Uzi” and ordered the man to get out of the car. After the man stepped out, all four men fled in the victim’s car, according to the report.

NOPD also reported a separate armed robbery in New Orleans East a few hours earlier. According to the preliminary police report, a 31-year-old man was in the 7000 block of Bundy Road about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, when he was approached from behind by a man.

The report states the man was armed and demanded the victim give him money. The victim did, and the armed man ran away.

Three unarmed robberies were also reported in the 7th Ward area Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning, according to NOPD.

Police said a 36-year-old woman was in 1600 block of Columbus Street about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, when she was hit by a person she did not know. The person took her keys and her wallet before fleeing the scene, according to police.

Just after 7:30 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was approached by three juvenile boys near the intersection of Frenchman and North Miro streets, according to a preliminary police report. The victim told police the boys knocked him unconscious.

The victim woke up at his home, but realized his jacket was missing and his phone had been smashed, the report states.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday, a 57-year-old man was sitting on bleachers in the 1900 block of North Dorgenois Street when two unknown men walked up to him and told him to empty his pockets. The victim said he only had change on him and the two men punched and kicked him before fleeing the scene with his change.

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