Man robbed by people he met on social media, police say
A man in his 30s was robbed at gunpoint in Gentilly Terrace early Friday by two people he had arranged to meet via social media, New Orleans police said.
Around 4:45 a.m. Friday, May 27, the victim got into a car at Elysian Fields and Gentilly Boulevard with two people, one of whom he had previously met on social media, according to a NOPD news release.
“At the intersection of Selma and Eastern both subjects produced guns and demanded the victim’s property,” the report states. “The subjects later returned to the victim’s residence and stole his vehicle.”
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.