Monkey Hill bar, patrons robbed at gunpoint, police say

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Police vehicles sit outside Monkey Hill bar on Magazine Street after a robbery Monday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police vehicles sit outside Monkey Hill bar on Magazine Street after a robbery Monday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three masked men barged into the Monkey Hill bar and robbed the register and five patrons at gunpoint Monday night, police and witnesses said.

The bartender and five customers were inside the bar at 6100 Magazine (at the corner of Webster Street) around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, when a masked man man walked in and held up the bartender, and two other men walked in quickly afterward, said one of the people who was inside when it happened.

The gunmen checked to make sure no one was in the back, then forced the patrons to put their wallets on the bar counter and then get on floor. They took the customers’ belongings, robbed the cash register and then left, the man said. No one was hurt, he said.

“The whole thing was done in under three minutes,” the man said.

The adjoining restaurant, Chappy’s, is closed on Mondays.

Witnesses said the incident bore a strong similarity to descriptions and videos of recent robberies at Patois restaurant and Cafe Atchafalaya. Police have not said whether the robberies of those two restaurants are the work of the same crew, but are investigating the possibility.

An officer runs crime-scene tape around the front door of Monkey Hill Bar on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An officer runs crime-scene tape around the front door of Monkey Hill Bar on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

13 thoughts on “Monkey Hill bar, patrons robbed at gunpoint, police say

  1. Used to be banks were the preferred choice of masked gunman -now, it’s , “I’ll have a filet mignon to go with that cash register.”

  2. Where’s Mayor Mitch? Too busy “fiddling” around with monuments while the City burns (and the fire fighters won’t come because they hate him, too)!

  3. Mitch is a dismal failure at crime control, doesn’t even put it as a priority and no one seems to care…Where are the marches on City Hall? People march on city hall so a brass band can play so loud that nearby club gigs are ruined and the street blocked, but not a peep from the people over RAMPANT CRIME.

  4. This crap is not going to stop, until someone being robbed in this kind of manner at gunpoint, retaliates and shoots the perpetrator in self-defense.

  5. Police Chief Harrison has said because of all the Civil unrest at the four Monuments Mitch want’s to remove he’s short on officers!

  6. People shhhhh…lets talk about something else! Let’s talk about taking down the Lee Circle monument that’s what people really care about not the crime rate!

  7. Landrieu needs to pay more attention to New Orleans crime and less attention to historic monuments that never were a point of contention until he made it one to further his political agenda!

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