The Second District of the New Orleans Police Department has made two arrests in recent Hollygrove armed robbery cases. The NOPD arrested Craig Elliot, 20, on Sunday, Sept. 6, in the investigation of an armed robbery on Aug. 27 in the 9000 block of Palm Street. NOPD Second District detectives identified Elliot as potentially one of the gunmen who robbed the victim and stole his vehicle and obtained a warrant for Elliot’s arrest.
An armed robbery suspect was arrested early Sunday after he was held by the robbery victim and a group of bystanders in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, a 45-year-old man, was approached by a gunman at about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 6 in the 2600 block of Eagle Street. The gunman demanded the victim’s property, but he resisted, resulting in a physical altercation. Some bystanders stepped in, and the suspect was detained until officers arrived.
The New Orleans Police Department reported a shooting and an armed robbery in Uptown neighborhoods on Thursday. The shooting in the Leonidas neighborhood left a 27-year-old man injured. He was struck by gunfire at about 4:20 p.m., when a group of men walked up to him in the 1700 block of Eagle Street and opened fire, the police report states. The victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. The armed robbery occurred in the Milan neighborhood at about 5:50 p.m. A 33-year-old man in the 2100 block of Napoleon Avenue was approached by a man who lifted his jacket to reveal a handgun and demanded his property.
A carjacking and two robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department. A woman was carjacked Sunday afternoon in Central City, the NOPD reported. A man shoved the 28-year-old victim to the ground at South Tonti Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., the report states. He then took her keys and fled in her car. The police report states the NOPD knows the identity of the assailant, but his name was not provided.
Robberies and purse snatchings were reported in the Milan, Fontainebleau and Hoffman Triangle neighborhoods. In the Hoffman Triangle, a man was arrested in an armed robbery on Wednesday (May 13) while a second suspect remained at large. At about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Roman Street, the victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached from behind. A man stuck a pen knife in his abdomen while a woman took his wallet and other items from his pocket. The woman fled with the stolen items. Gregory Garmany, 53, was arrested at the scene.
Two pizza delivery drivers in the Freret area have been held up at gunpoint during the past week, and a 66-year-old bicyclist was attacked and robbed in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Monday (May 4), a 51-year-old restaurant employee was trying to deliver pizzas in the Freret neighborhood, but the customer kept changing the address. When the driver arrived at an address in the 5000 block of Loyola Avenue at about 9:40 p.m., he was approached from behind by a man with a gun demanding money. The driver threw the pizzas and some cash at the gunman, who then fled. In the second robbery, occurring Wednesday (May 6) at 11:05 p.m., the deliveryman was rushed by a gunman while getting out of his vehicle in the 5100 block of Willow Street.
A shooting and an arrest in multiple armed-robbery attempts on Uptown streets were reported over the weekend by the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred early Sunday in Hollygrove. The victim, a 26-year-old male, was walking in the 8900 block of Olive Street at about 12:15 a.m. on March 29 when he heard gunshots, police said. He then realized he was shot. The New Orleans Emergency Medical Service took him to a local emergency room.
The Walgreens at South Claiborne and Napoleon avenues was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning, the New Orleans Police Department reported. A man walked into the store at about 7:10 a.m. and purchased an item, the police report states. Then he showed the cashier a gun that was partially concealed in his waistband and demanded that the cashier open the register. He took the cash out of the register and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his early- or mid-40s, wearing a camouflage cap, tan or khaki shorts, a black shirt and black shoes.
A man was held up at gunpoint in Hollygrove on Wednesday night but his robbers apparently left empty-handed, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, a 54-year-old man, was unloading his car at Nelson and Dante streets on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at about 8:30 p.m. when he was approached by two males in their late teens wearing dark hooded jackets. Both teens were armed with handguns. They demanded the victim’s keys and belongings, and the 58-year-old turned them over and fled.
The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect in connection Carrollton-area two armed robberies that occurred a half hour apart on Jan. 31. The first robbery occurred at the Walgreens at 718 S. Carrollton Ave. in the Riverbend area. The second was at the Dollar General at 8201 Earhart Blvd.