Man robbed at gunpoint near Leon C. Simon, carjacking attempted near Gentilly Boulevard
A man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning near Leon C. Simon Drive, and a woman was the victim of a carjacking attempt overnight on Baccich Street just off Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
Around 8:20 a.m. Saturday, July 2, a 29-year-old man got out of his vehicle in the 6200 block of Wainwright Drive (next to Leon C. Simon Drive) when he was confronted by a man with a gun, according to the initial NOPD report. The gunman took his money and left on foot, the report states.
Around 2 a.m. Sunday, a woman in her 50s was getting out of her vehicle at her home in the 4400 block of Baccich Street (just off Gentilly Boulevard) when a man with a gun showed up, the report in that case states.
“He pointed a gun at her and demanded her keys,” the report states. “The victim dropped the keys on the floorboard and started screaming. The perpetrator fled on foot down Baccich.”
Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Third District station at 658-6030 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.