For details, see the following alert from the Tulane University Police Department:
DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE: May 18, 2013, 12:08 AM and 12:18 AM
LOCATION: 7400 Block of Hampson St. and 7700 Block of Burthe St.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Two students were robbed in front of their residence and one student was robbed while walking towards Pine St.
SUSPECT’S DESCRIPTION: Black male, 5’6” – 5’10”, 18 – 22 years of age, medium brown skin and short dreadlocks. The subject was clothed in a black shirt with a red or white undershirt, dark colored jeans. Subject wore a black cap. Unknown direction of flight.
[Update, 7:15 a.m. Monday:] A crime alert issued Sunday evening by the NOPD Second District offers some additional details on the incident:
“On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12:08am, the victims parked near their home in the 7400 block of Hampson,” the alert states. “As the victims walked towards their home they passed an unknown black male. Once they were near the rear of the home the same black male approached and told them to give him any money they had. He then pulled out a black and silver semi-automatic pistol and demanded their property in which the victims complied; the perpetrator then fled the scene in an unknown direction. A second armed robbery occurred about 10 minutes later in the 7700 block of Burthe, by the same perpetrator. After this Armed Robbery the perpetrator fled towards South Carrollton and then unknown.”