By Shay O’Connor | WDSU | September 7, 2022


A violent Labor Day weekend in New Orleans with a string of carjackings left people across the city on edge.

The Metropolitan Crime Commission reports at least four carjackings Monday. Including one near Monkey Hill Bar on Magazine Street at about 10 p.m.

NOPD said two vehicles blocked a car in as the suspects demanded the victims’ belongings and vehicle. They got away with the car before crashing it along Jefferson Avenue. NOPD said no arrests have been made so far.

Owners at Monkey Hill said the victims were customers, who had just left their business.

Paulette lives nearby and said, “It is scary. And something has to be done. People need to be held accountable. My neighbor was carjacked at 830 in the morning. It does not matter. Does not matter time or place. Criminals are not being held accountable.”

She and others said the crime is getting way too out of hand.

“I know someone who lives Uptown that was carjacked about four months ago. She pulled forward. Guys hopped out on both sides and sped off with it. You never know when it will happen because it is happening all over the city,” said Richard Butler.