Even blacker Friday: A black thug--maybe trying to get a jump on the holiday bar robbery season--struck 2 bars in the Marigny Triangle and possibly another in the Marigny Rectangle on Wednesday (11.25.09) morning.
It is not known if Wilson is linked to another robbery the next day, on Thursday (11.26.09) around 2:10 p.m., just around the corner from Iggy's in the 1600 block of Pauger Street. A white man walking down the street was accosted by a black dude who pulled out a pistol and demanded his money; the victim complied.
'Tis the season: Every year robbers seem to pop up like malevolent elves using tourists and residents as ATM machines:
- Thursday (11.26.09) 10:14 p.m.: A white couple taking a Thanksgiving evening stroll in Spanish Plaza (Poydras Street at the river) were robbed by 2 black dudes, one of whom pulled a pistol. The male victim gave up his cash and the robbers fled.
- Tuesday (11.24.09) 9:50 p.m.: A white woman walking near Dauphine and Frenchmen streets in the Marigny Triangle had her purse grabbed from her shoulder by a black punk riding by on a bicycle.
- Monday (11.23.09) 7 a.m.: A white woman walking in a parking garage in the 500 block of Convention Center Boulevard (near Poydras and the Harrah's complex) was approached by a black dude who demanded her purse. She surrendered it and he fled on foot.
- Friday (11.20.09) 3:30 a.m.: A white man walking in the 600 block of Royal Street (between Toulouse and St. Peter streets) was slugged by a black guy who took his wallet. As the alleged perp tried to flee the scene he was observed by a passing patrol car.