May 292013

(map via NOPD)

A 20-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday afternoon in the riverfront area behind Audubon Zoo, according to police reports.

Around 5:45 p.m., the victim was approached in the 6400 block of River Drive by an armed stranger who demanded his money, and he complied, according to the initial police report. Further details were not immediately available.

  5 Responses to “Robbery at gunpoint reported along riverfront area behind Audubon Zoo”

  1. “Around 5:45 p.m.”??? In other words, in broad daylight? I’m so sick of having to be ridiculously “awear” and on the “lookout” for armed idiots whenever I leave my house, regardless of the time of day or night. I’m wondering if the follow up “details” will state that the “armed stranger” fled in an “unknown direction”? I walk, run, and ride my bike up there all the time, and have for years. I don’t recognize my hometown any longer, and I’m tired of feeling “under siege”, 24 hours a day. I’m going to walk to Walgreen’s now, and I hope I don’t encounter an “armed stranger”, on this warm, sunny, “peaceful” Spring afternoon, but …… it’s now a distinct possibility. Pathetic!

  2. Now that is where I walk. Scary.

  3. Has anyone noticed how many more crimes are occurring in very public places in broad daylight? There is no fear. Consequences don’t matter.

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