New Orleans police have released a surveillance video with new images as they continue looking for the man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman at knifepoint in the university area, authorities said.
A 22-year-old man was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon near St. Andrew and South Liberty streets in Central City, New Orleans police said.
No, you’re not imagining things. Violent crime in New Orleans is definitely getting worse.
Alas, the NOPD’s proposed “solutions” aren’t getting any better.
Just this month, the so-called “brown paper bag bandit” robbed two people in separate incidents two days apart – both within spitting distance of Trinity Episcopal Church. Those robberies especially stuck with me because they occurred with a couple of blocks of my house.
A woman visiting her daughter on Dufossat Street was robbed of wedding and engagement rings at gunpoint just before noon Friday by a man who ambushed her from the sidewalk, the victims said.
New Orleans police are still looking for a man who has been at large for nearly two months after being identified in connection with a July armed robbery on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said.
More than a year ago, New Orleans police revealed that they had identified the man who allegedly killed a popular DJ in an execution-style murder inside a Prytania Street home the previous summer.
Travis Cochran, who was 25 at the time, has been on the run since, but investigators now hope that tonight’s episode of the nationally-broadcast show “The First 48″ will lead to his arrest.
“It’s fairly unusual for an individual to evade a warrant for a murder for that long,” said NOPD Sgt. Nick Gernon. “This, obviously, is going to give us good national exposure.”
As police continue their investigation into a rash of late-night robberies at Carrollton-area convenience stores, authorities are urging businesses to take precautions for themselves and their employees.
After a perplexing series of holdups at the Magnolia Discount store on Airline Highway, armed robbers turned their attention to a Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
A rash of weekend robberies around the Uptown area included the holdup of a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue, the carjacking of a woman on St. Thomas Street, and the robbery of two men at gunpoint on Carondelet Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
A 75-year-old Irish Channel resident was robbed at gunpoint by two men who broke into his home Friday evening, police and the victim said.
A 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy man were both shot to death inside a car late Friday night in Central City, New Orleans police said.