NOPD: Carjacker forces woman, 2 children from car at gunpoint

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NEW ORLEANS – An armed man forced a 26-year-old woman and her two young children out of her car last night during a carjacking in New Orleans East.

The woman was sitting in her car with her six-year-old daughter and two-year-old son in the 6900 block of Coventry Street just after 8 p.m. on March 18 when the gunman approached, according to the NOPD.

The man opened the rear passenger side door and removed the six-year-old girl from the back seat before climbing behind the wheel and putting the car into reverse.

The woman ran to the other side of the car and managed to remove her son, who was still strapped into his carseat, from the car before the carjacker drove off.

The carjacker then fled east on Coventry Street and turned south on Sheffield Street.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this incident should notify Seventh District detectives at (504) 658-6070.


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