You think robbers aren't dangerous?: With no fanfare and a report that didn't come in until 4 days later, 8th District detectives last Saturday (9.5.09) arrested the guy they think knocked over the Jimani Lounge & Restaurant a month ago.
Kennedy is believed to be the same dude who went into Jimani, 141 Chartres St. (corner of Iberville Street) on 8.13.09 just before 10 p.m., waved a semi-automatic pistol, and demanded the bartender hand over the money from the cash register.
Add to the rampage: After the robbery rampage early Sunday (9.6.09) morning in the Lower French Quarter and Marigny Triangle, there was another one in the same vicinity Sunday night, though the robbers were on foot and not in a SUV.
Too much alike, yet...: At about the time the robberies were being pulled off in the French Quarter and Marigny Triangle on Sunday (9.6.09) morning, 2 thugs committed a more violent robbery in the Marigny Rectangle.
One perp was armed with a large black rifle and demanded the victim's money. Before they could comply, one of the perps struck one of the victims in the face with his fist, breaking the victim's nose. (In 2 of the Quarter/Triangle robberies, the robbers fled when the victims either screamed or said he had no money--no one was injured.)
The victims surrendered their wallets and the robbers fled in a black or gray Kia SUV. (In the Quarter/Triangle robberies, the vehicle was described as a gray or silver SUV, but no make was reported.)
Simpler: Police did manage to nab 2 culprits who grabbed a wallet on Tuesday (9.8.09) about 3:30 p.m. from under the arm of an Asian woman walking in the 600 block of Toulouse Street (between Royal and Chartres streets).