North Rampart Street armed robbery suspects claimed victim stole gas, NOPD says

A 66-year-old man said he was accused of stealing gasoline by four male individuals, who then allegedly robbed him of his money and keys following a Saturday verbal altercation on North Rampart Street.

The incident occurred on Saturday in the 400 block of North Rampart Street although the male victim, who wasn’t identified, didn’t report the incident until shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday, according to New Orleans Police.

After the verbal altercation, NOPD said one suspect showed a gun while the other suspects stole the victim’s keys and money. Officers were notified at the time of the incident and responded to the scene to stop the altercation and had the parties leave the scene, according to the NOPD.

NOPD said the suspects weren’t identified, but were described as four Black males.

A second, unrelated robbery was reported on Monday in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, according to the NOPD.

NOPD said the incident occurred at about 2:42 p.m. and involved two Black males, one of whom grabbed the victim and held him while the other suspect took a wallet from his pocket.

The suspects then fled from the scene, according to the NOPD.

Police said that anyone with information on either two incidents is asked to contact the NOPD at 504-658-6080.