2 more caught: 8th District cops rounded up 2 more black boys just beginning their career in crime.
Arrested a short time later were Claude Washington (top), 17, and Willie Batiste (bottom), 18. Both were charged with simple robbery and are sitting in OPP on $15,000 bond each.
Bike bandit strikes again: The notorious bandit who's been swooping down on unsuspecting victims has struck again.
Suspicious victim?: A robbery reported by a white guy last Saturday (3.20.10) has been questioned by 8th District detectives who said they "are suspicious of our victim's account of what actually occurred." They said the incident will be classified as an armed robbery "until additional facts become available."
The rest of the robberies: They just never to away. Add these robberies to the list:
- Sunday (3.21.10) 11:15 p.m.: No one's safe. Classify this as "brother-on-brother" crime. A pair of black guys were walking in the 600 block of N. Rampart Street (between Toulouse and St. Peter streets) when they were held up by a black brother who pulled a gun on them. The robber fled to a car parked near Toulouse and Burgundy streets, which then sped the wrong way on Toulouse toward Rampart.
- Tuesday (3.23.10) 3:05 a.m.: And now "brother-on-sister" crime. A black woman walking near Bienville and N. Rampart streets was robbed by 2 black, one of whom slugged her with an unknown object and knocked her to the ground, while the other grabbed her purse. They fled to a car parked on N. Rampart which took off toward Canal Street.
- Tuesday (3.23.10) 4:00 a.m.: Back to racially-charged crimes. A white guy was walking in the 800 block of St. Ann Street (between Bourbon and Dauphine streets) when he was attacked by a black dude who pushed him to the ground and took his wallet. The crook fled on foot.