The holiday weekend is proving to be a busy one for NOPD. Saturday afternoon, a 62-year-old woman was carjacked in Uptown at gunpoint. It was caught on camera and neighbors say it comes as a shock. The incident happened in the 400 block of Ninth Street, just steps away from Tchoupitoulas Street.
“It’s really unsettling especially because it happened in broad daylight,” says Disco Warehouse employee Tyla Maiden. “This is a really busy street and I never felt unsafe parking right here or even on one of the side streets. I’ve never really felt an issue because there are a lot of businesses that have surveillance cameras.”
NOPD says he approached the woman and demanded her belongings. She refused, and another suspect exits the vehicle, takes her keys and drives off in her car. While the police report says the woman refused to give up her keys, it wasn’t enough to keep the suspects, three males and one female, from forcing her hand.
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