NOPD tries to ID ‘serial armed robber,’ and other area police news _lowres

New Orleans police have released a sketch of a man they believe is responsible for four recent armed robberies in the Marigny.

Police try to identify ‘serial armed robber’

Authorities are trying to identify a man they describe as a serial armed robber in the Marigny area.

New Orleans police released a computer sketch of the man they are seeking in these four recent robberies:

  • June 8, 11:40 p.m., in the 2600 block of Burgundy Street.
  • June 13, 1:45 a.m., near Mandeville and North Rampart streets.
  • June 13, 4 a.m., in the 1400 block of Bourbon Street.
  • June 15, 2:45 a.m., in the 1200 block of Burgundy Street.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the robber’s identity is asked to contact 8th District detectives at (504) 658-6080, 5th District detectives at (504) 658-6050 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

NOPD investigates two aggravated batteries

New Orleans police on Monday were investigating these aggravated batteries:

  • 1:59 a.m. Monday at North Prieur Street and Elysian Fields Avenue. A 44-year-old man was shot several times.
  • 3:29 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Charbonnet Street. A 28-year-old woman was pepper-sprayed after she let an unknown man inside her home. The man took the woman’s wallet and ran away.

Man stabbed for not having 50 cents

A man was stabbed early Sunday morning after he told another man he did not have 50 cents to spare, police said.

Police said the unknown assailant walked up to the victim about 4 a.m. Sunday near South Claiborne Avenue and Gen. Taylor Street and asked for the change.

The 41-year-old victim said he did not have any money. The assailant began to walk away, then turned around and stabbed the victim.

Police did not provide a description of the assailant.

Jeff authorities obtain warrant for runaway

Jefferson Parish authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old runaway, accusing her of contempt of court.

The Sheriff’s Office said Sidney David was last seen leaving her Metairie home Dec. 7. Since then, she has spoken to her parents and detectives, but she refuses to return home and has failed to appear in court as a runaway.

The failure to appear in court led to issuance of a warrant for contempt of court, the Sheriff’s Office said.