The student was walking on Freret near Lowerline around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when he saw a white Chevrolet Camaro or Pontiac Trans Am with two black racing stripes running down the center of the car idling at the intersection, according to a Tulane University Police crime alert. A man got out of the passenger seat, drew a black semiautomatic handgun and took the student’s laptop and two shopping bags, before getting back in the car and leaving, the report states.
The gunman is described as a thin, 5-foot-11 black man in his early 20s with a dark skin tone, a short fade haircut and a possible tattoo on his right cheek, wearing a gray hooded jacket, the report states. The driver of the car was wearing a red baseball cap, and a third man was in the back seat, the report states.
Nearby residents with surveillance cameras directed at the street are urged to review their footage from around that time for any sign of the vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 or the Second District detectives at 658-6020.