6 carjackings, robberies in 14 hours in NOLA, could have been 7

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New Orleans Police report seven carjackings, attempted carjackings, and armed robberies where the perpetrators took the victims' vehicles in a span of about fourteen hours from yesterday afternoon through early this morning.

Of the seven incidents, the most recent is classified as an attempted carjacking, because the would-be victim drove off when the gunman ordered her out of her car. Police say it happened around 4:15 this morning at the corner of Frenchmen and Burgundy in Faubourg Marigny.

Shortly before 3:30 this morning, cops say a man who stopped at I-10 and Crowder to get gas was carjacked by three suspects who demanded his car at gunpoint.

Around 11 o'clock last night, a woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the 3500 block of Toledano St. and a half-hour earlier, two men carjacked a driver in New Orleans East, at Trapier Ave. and Hayne Blvd.

A woman was carjacked at St. Philip and N. Robertson streets in Treme around nine last night. Police say a single gunman held her up.

A pair of armed robbers took off in another woman's car after holding her up as she walked to her car in New Orleans East around 8 p.m. The robbers took off in the woman's car. And two robbers held up four men in Central City at 2:35 yesterday afternoon. Police say the gunmen ordered the victims to lie on the floor, went through their pockets and stole personal belongings, then used one of the victim's pickup truck as their getaway car.