The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking toward the intersection of Cohn and Monroe Court (near the Johnson Elementary campus being used by Sophie B. Wright Charter School) around 12:45 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 2) when she was approached from behind by a stranger who said, “Give it up — where’s the money?”, according to the initial police report. When the woman turned around, she saw a man holding a chrome handgun, and he began to pat her down until she gave him her cash, the report states.
“Detectives learned the victim of the armed robbery was walking to a local nearby church to assist in giving out school supplies to children in the neighborhood,” according to a report from the NOPD Second District.
The subject was described as “a black male, 5’4″ in height, thin build, brown complexion, 24 to 28 years of age, wearing a white bandana partially covering his face, blue jean pants with tears at the knees, a multi-colored pull-over shirt, and a black sports watch,” the report states.
In an unrelated incident, a paraplegic man was injured Sunday night in a shooting at a party in the Dixon area near Hollygrove, police said.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was at a party near Eagle and Pear streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 3) when he heard gunshots, the report in that incident states. About 45 minutes later, the man reached into his pocket and discovered he had been shot, so he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the report states.
Anyone with information about either incident is urged to call the NOPD Second District at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
[Note: This article was first published at 11 a.m. Monday (Aug. 4) and updated at 12:50 p.m. with additional details.]