- 2:50 p.m. Friday (11.7.08): A 37-year-old white man was standing in the 800 block of Bienville Street (between Bourbon and Dauphine streets) when he was approached by a black guy who asked for a cigarette. While the victim fumbled for his smokes, the robber pulled out a small-caliber chrome-plated handgun and demanded the man's money. The victim turned over his cash and the robber fled on foot to Bourbon Street and turned toward Conti Street.
- 4 p.m. Friday (11.7.08): A 19-year-old white guy was leaving his home on Touro Street near Burgundy Street in the Marigny Triangle when a young black punk pulled a semi-automatic handgun and put it to the victim's head, demanding his wallet. The robber fled on foot toward St. Claude Avenue along with 2 other black boys who stood across the street during the robbery.
Another problem is, the NOPD considers the case closed just because they've identified the perp and issued a warrant; no real effort is made to hunt down these scumbags until the police stumble upon them again after these scofflaws screw up again.
- 3:45 p.m. Monday (11.10.08): Two 17-year-old white girls were walking on Dumaine Street near Burgundy Street when they passed a black couple in their 20s. As they passed, the black chick grabbed one of the girl's wallet from her pocket. Her boyfriend then put a metal object, believed to be a pistol, to the other young girl's neck and demanded her purse. The victims fled toward N. Rampart Street (kind of like going from the frying pan into the fryer!)
- The other armed robbery in this 4-day spree was at 5:05 a.m. on Friday (11.7.08) when a white man was approached as he stood in the 700 block of Burgundy Street (between Orleans and St. Ann streets) by 2 black dudes asking for a cigarette. When the victim replied he didn't have any cigarettes, one of the thugs pulled a pistol, struck the victim with it, and demanded his money. The robbers told the victim's wallet and cellphone before fleeing on foot toward Canal Street.
This "Candy Man" can't any more: Last night (11.10.08), Ofc. Athena Monteleone, of the 8th District's Taskforce, single-handedly took down a thug who has almost 3 dozen arrests or convictions in the last 5 years for about any kind of drug you can think of (and a few you can't)--and he's only 25 years old.