See below for a full list of the robberies.
An aspiring chef was stabbed just off Prytania and a bank manager was robbed in his car while driving through Fontainebleau in a wave of seemingly unconnected muggings around Uptown New Orleans over the last week, police said Wednesday.
Investigators have made arrests in several cases and have developed suspects in several others, but with no single underlying cause or pattern, the holdups are difficult to prevent, authorities said. Meanwhile, a rash of car break-ins have been reported all around Uptown, investigators said.
The Delachaise Neighborhood Association applauded the city planning commission’s decision last month to effectively keep closed an apartment complex they view as a magnet for crime, but are concerned that the city council might overturn the decision next month.