Three separate robberies in New Orleans ended in violence on Monday evening, including one at Dillard University.
Around 7:30 p.m, according to police, two men entered a residence inside Gentilly Gardens, a housing building on the Dillard University campus, and ordered the people inside to the floor. The burglars searched the victims’ pockets and took money, iPhones and wallets, according to police, then punched one of them.
Dillard University spokesman David Grubb said four people were inside the room. One of them has been identified as a Dillard student, Grubb said, but the person who was struck was not a student.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. in Broadmoor, a man riding his bike was asked for a light near the corner of Delachaise and S. Derbigny streets. Police said that when the victim stopped to give the man a flame, the man whipped out a handgun and said “give it up.”
Another man then came from behind, police said, lifted a wallet out of the 34-year-old victim’s pocket, and stabbed him. Both attackers fled on the victim’s bike, according to a police log of major offenses, and the victim went to the hospital in a private vehicle.
About 8 p.m. in the 7th Ward, a 48-year-old man was approached by two men wearing bandanas in the 1700 block of N. Broad Street, according to a police log. Police said one armed man “told the victim to give it up,” and he did. But then, police said, the victim got into a struggle with the men and the gun went off. All parties fled.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to correct information about the composition of the group robbed on Dillard University’s campus.