Black gangs get into it: The tranquility of a Sunday morning was broken when 2 groups of black guys got into an argument on Iberville Street near Burgundy Street shortly before 5 a.m. that turned into a gun battle.
Police are labeling it an attempted murder and are looking for a black male in his early 20's, 5'11" tall, weighing 145 pounds, with a slim build and brown complexion, wearing a black shirt, blue pants, and a black fitted hat (what the hell's that?)
One arrest too--with 16 charges: A white man standing in front of the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St. in the CBD, Sunday night (9.28.08) at 11 p.m. was accosted by 4 black thugs. He was struck by one of them and then was relieved of his money clip from his pants pocket. The robbers fled toward S. Rampart Street.
Then in the afternoon, at about 2:26 p.m., a white woman, who had just crossed the intersection of Girod and Magazine streets, had her purse snatched by a black man she described as 35 to 40 years old, 6' tall, weighing 320 pounds, wearing a black shirt and black running pants. He fled up Magazine toward Julia Street.
With friends like that..: A white woman walking on Dauphine Street about 5 a.m. on Saturday (9.27.08) was approached by a black dude she knew as "David" who offered to walk her over to Bourbon Street.
She was unable to tell the officers the exact location where she'd been robbed, but described "David" as 25 to 30 years old, 5'10" tall, weighing 190 pounds, wearing a white tuxedo shirt and black pants.