Apr 292014

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A robber armed with a knife took a laptop and other electronics from a member of the Tulane community walking on Palmer Avenue on Monday night, authorities said.

The robber got out of a white Crown Victoria around 10:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Palmer Avenue (near Willow Street) and confronted the victim with a 2- to 3-inch knife, according to a Tulane police crime alert. The attacker took the victim’s bag — which had a laptop, iPhone and iPad inside — and left driving toward Claiborne Avenue on Palmer, the report states.

The New Orleans Police Department is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Second District detectives at 658-6020 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

  • Cmb6091

    What is sickening is that there is a silent agreement amongst Guidry, the Mayor, and Serpas to not criticize each other. For years NOPD has not funded a police recruit class and everyone was silent. Guidry, is supposed to represent her constituents, not protect her and others political careers. We have a serious problem with armed robberies in New Orleans. The Mayor can speak until he is blue about the murder rate, the real problem is armed robberies. Guidry’s priorities are backwards and until these neighborhood associations support a candidate that will demand action from the mayor and the police chief expect these type on incidents to be the norm.

  • John DuPont

    Seems like the kids going to Tulane are prey..

    • Cynthia DuBois

      We are ALL prey. Make no mistake about that.

  • Dreda

    There hasn’t been a patrol car in this neighborhood (save for the hooplah two weeks ago when State was shut down) in what seems like months, despite this recent rash of crime. Yesterday, on my drive home through another neighborhood in NOLA, I saw multiple (five) police cars parked in the parking lot of a seafood joint. Not to investigate anything, but just chatting with one another. I wonder if crimes like this would happen if the police presence were more equitably distributed throughout the city rather than clustered in the high crime areas.

    To be clear, I understand the need for police presence in the high crime areas. My neighborhood is becoming a high crime area. I want in on the action.