Win some, lose some...
Bar bandit bagged: The NOPD finally took down that black dude who robbed Cosimo's bar on 12.23.07 and Good Friends Bar on 1.6.08. After his image appeared in a video surveillance tape from Good Friends and the photograph circulated widely, Eric Lewis , 34, was arrested without incident on Friday by the Violent Offenders Warrant Squad. He was charged with 2 counts of armed robbery and is in OPP on $200,000 bond.
Teen thugs taken down: So what?, you might ask, considering how porous the city's juvenile facility is. But nevertheless, the NOPD apprehended 2 black boys, one 13 years old and the other 14, just moments after they robbed 2 white guys, one 21 and the other 28, at gunpoint in front of 508 Burgundy St. near St. Louis Street on Friday night around 7:10 p.m. No word on what the thieves got in the robbery.
Since we can't give you the punks' names or show you their pictures because they're juveniles (wouldn't want to scar the little dears for life), here are their descriptions: one was a skinny dude, 5'10" tall and weighing 130 pounds; the other was a little pipsqueak, 5' tall and weighing 100 pounds. And, yes, at least one of them was wearing a "hoodie". Remember: "See a hoodie, report a hoodlum." One was from Baton Rouge (your mama know you're down here robbing white folk?); the other is local and his last known address is 2634 D'Abadie St., off of Broad Street, out by the Fairgrounds.
No country for old women: Okay, they weren't that old, only 55, 59, 62 and 67 years of age. But as white ladies from out of town they were no match for the 3 black guys--all wearing "hoodies"--they encountered in the 1100 block of Chartres Street near Gov. Nicholls Street around 9:26 p.m. Sunday night.
All the perpetrators were described as 18 to 20 years old, about 5'6" tall, weighing 140 pounds. Only the description of the "hoodies" was different: 2 were dark colored, the other white.
More robberies, no reports: There were 3 other robberies that showed up on the crime map last week, but we've not been able to obtain the police report on them. This might be attributed to an overworked officer who now has to rewrite the reports in the wake of The Big City Daily's demand for them; before he could just pull the reports up on the computer and email them to NOcrimeline. All we know is the location and time of the robberies:
- Thursday, 11:50 p.m., 544 Bourbon St.
- Friday, 12:30 p.m., Royal and St. Peter streets
- Friday, 6:30 p.m., Royal and St. Louis streets
The other case involved Gregory Myles, 25, who got into a tiff with a drinking buddy at the Dragon's Den Lounge on Frenchmen Street in the early morning hours of 12.19.07. When his buddy refused to pay for his drink too, he grabbed the money from his friend's hand and threatened to throw him over the balcony. It sounds like something the bartender should have settled with his baseball bat, but the offended buddy went downstairs and hailed the police, who wound up charging Myles with simple robbery.
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