A 22-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night on Audubon Boulevard near Tulane’s Yulman Stadium in an incident that police believe is connected to a string of Uptown armed robberies.
The woman was grabbed from behind about 11:30 p.m. by a man who demanded her purse.
“The victim struggled pretty aggressively for her purse,” 2nd District Cmdr. Paul Noel said at a department meeting Wednesday.
The robber, who was wearing a bandana, struck her in the head with his gun and grabbed the purse. He then fled in a dark blue Honda Civic; the woman was able to take a picture of the car as it drove away.
Noel said the NOPD is working with Tulane University police to identify the robber, who they believe has conducted several similar attacks using the same car over the past week.