Robbers running rampant...
Until some of them are caught, that is: It had been relatively quiet, but in the last 2 days the 8th District has been plagued by 8 robberies. Details are sketchy on some of the crimes, but you need to know the bad guys are out there perpetrating their crap even if most of us are reveling in LSU's championship.
The second robbery 5 minutes later occurred when a 21-year-old white man was walking to his apartment in the 300 block of Julia. The black robber walked up in front of him and demanded, "Get on the f*****g ground!" The robber cleaned the victim's pockets of unspecified "property". The victim gave the police a detailed description of the robber and a witness told the dispatcher the robber had fled in a silver Ford Taurus.
Tate was booked with 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Both were being held in Central Lockup this afternoon without bond. (That have anything to do with that "Known" couple they allegedly held up?)
They booked the 15-year-old scamp--who coincidentally has the same last name as one of perpetrators in the previous case (you think it's a family thing?)--into the juvenile bureau.
No one caught here: Police were not so lucky in solving 3 robberies in the Lower Quarter and Marigny Triangle overnight.
Don't shoot the piano player: The piano player at Good Friends Bar, which was robbed Sunday morning, wondered "where do WE get a small chrome semi-automatic handgun (like the ones we read about every day)?"
Speaking of which: At a recent party preceding the caroling in Jackson Square to herald the birth of the prince of peace, one woman talking about recent robberies revealed, "You'd be surprised how many in this room right now are armed."