A would-be robber was shot in the hand by a store clerk on Sunday (Aug. 27) in one of two armed robberies reported Monday by the Mid-City Security District. Eight cars were stolen last week on Mid-City streets.
Early Sunday, two men tried to rob the convenience store at the Shell station on Canal Street. They walked into the store in the 4700 block of Canal at about 1:50 a.m. One pulled out a gun to rob the store, according to the police report.
The cashier then took out his gun and fired multiple shots, police said. One of the men was hit in the hand. The other man fled, and the injured man was captured by New Orleans police officers.
An armed robbery was also reported outside the Shamrock bar early Monday (Aug. 21). Two women were held up in the parking lot after leaving the bar at 4:15 a.m.
They had noticed an older model gray sedan driving around as they walked to their car. When they reached the car, a man got out of the gray sedan, took out a gun and demanded their property.
The Mid-City Security District reported the following car thefts during the past week.
Sept. 20: Baudin and S. Salcedo, white 2019 Nissan Kicks with Louisiana tag 581C??.
Sept. 22: 500 Cleveland, black 2002 Toyota Camry with Louisiana tag 851FGU;
3200 Block Orleans Avenue, attempted auto theft on a 2019 Hyundai Elantra.
Sept. 23: 3200 Banks Street, gray 2006 Ford Mustang with Texas tag 38843L5 (this car was parked in the block with the keys in the ignition and running with the intent of a quick in and out).
Sept. 24: 3000 Banks, red 2014 Hyundai Elantra with Louisiana tag 481FKN.
Sept. 25: 3915 Baudin, white Honda HR-V with Louisiana tag 941DXL;
317 S. Gayoso, white Hyundai Elantra with Louisiana tag 468CAG;
501 N. Murat, black GMC Yukon with Louisiana tag BK5F967.