Of course, that means armed robberies abound again in most of the city since Gustav. Maybe the miscreants are supplementing their income while waiting for FEMA to feed them. The French Quarter endured only a couple robberies, as if that's a lot of consolation. But a strange phenomena in the Quarter: Of the 4 crimes over the weekend we heard about, no guns were used; but 2 broken bottles and a board were.
One robbery or two?: A NOcrimeline reader reported a friend of his, out celebrating his 30th birthday, was robbed Saturday night as he was walking down Dauphine Street and turning onto St. Ann Street, where he was slammed in the face with a wooden board by his attacker.
"I've got a bottle and I know how to use it": A black guy armed with a broken beer bottle went into Adult Video at 425 Bourbon St. on Sunday (9.14.08) at about 1:35 a.m. and demanded money from the black clerk working behind the counter. The clerk opened the cash register and the robber took an untold amount of money and fled on foot from the store.
Another bottle, another crime: A black couple got into an argument at the corner of Bourbon and St. Louis streets last evening (9.14.08) at 6:34 p.m. and the girl allegedly picked up a broken bottle and cut the 20-year-old guy described as her boyfriend in the back. She fled on foot but was apprehended a block away by Ofc. Keith Ambrose, of the Bourbon Street Promenade.
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