Just when you thought it safe...
Robberies rebound: After a relatively quiet week following a rash of armed robberies a week ago, the bad guys are back at it. Two 19-year-old Mississippi men were robbed at gunpoint last night (7.23.07) on Royal Street near Esplanade Avenue at almost the exact location of another robbery 11 days ago that bears remarkable similarities--although the NOPD arrested a suspect in the earlier incident.
The perpetrator was described as 18-25 years old, 5'10" tall, thin build, with (of course) short dreadlocks, wearing a black T-shirt and light-colored shorts.
She also says skin "tone" is also important. A black person could be light complected, or dark, or somewhere in between. She adds, "A black male with close cropped hair or dreadlocks isn't very specific. Check out the shoes and skin tone!"