Gunman robs armored truck on Uptown street
A gunman robbed an armored truck in Uptown on Monday morning, the FBI said.
The Dunbar armored truck was stopped at a business in the 200 block of Broadway Street, near Leake Avenue, when the robber forced his way into it about 8:40 a.m., said Mary Beth Romig, spokeswoman for the FBI’s New Orleans field office.
After one of the guards returned to the truck, the robber forced him and his partner to drive to Chestnut and Audubon streets. The robber hopped out of the truck at that point and ran away with a bag of cash, Romig said.
The robber is described as a black male in his mid-20s or early 30s, about 6 feet tall with a slim build. He wore a long-sleeve blue shirt, dark pants, white cloth gloves with rubber tips and a white hat that covered his face, the FBI said.
Authorities said they did not have a photograph of the man.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at (504) 816-3000 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Man, 75, booked in stabbing of woman, 58
New Orleans police have arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman over the weekend in Treme.
Seabon “Tom” Gibson, 75, is accused of killing Fannie Campbell, 58. Police described Campbell as Gibson’s “longtime live-in female companion.”
Campbell was found about 6 a.m. Sunday in a vacant lot in the 1400 block of North Robertson Street, authorities said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, said Brian Lapeyrolerie, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office’s chief investigator.
Gibson was taken into custody for questioning about 8 p.m. Sunday and confessed to killing Campbell, police said in a news release. He was booked on a count of second-degree murder.
Police said Gibson has prior convictions for attempted second-degree murder and simple escape.
Man dies after losing control of four-wheeler
A 32-year-old man was killed Sunday night when he lost control of a four-wheeler in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
The victim, whose identity was not available Monday pending notification of family, was speeding on the vehicle about 8 p.m. Sunday when he sideswiped a parked car in the 4100 block of Hollygrove Street and slammed into the back of an SUV, police said.
He died a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital.
Fatality investigator Kevin Thompson is in charge of the case.
Police search for victim who fled hospital bed
Police are searching for a gunshot victim who fled the hospital against doctors’ orders. Isiah Miller, 27, was being treated at Interim LSU Hospital for a gunshot wound he suffered Sunday. He was discovered missing later that afternoon, police said.
He was last seen about 3 p.m. wearing green scrubs, with an IV in his arm and bleeding from the neck while walking across a Pontchartrain Expressway on-ramp on Poydras Street near the hospital.
Police said Miller has an unknown mental illness and is “highly agitated.”
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Latoya Lamb at (504) 658-6020 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Alcohol suspected in crash that killed man
A 35-year-old man was killed after he was tossed from his Ford Ranger in a single-vehicle accident in Bush early Monday morning, authorities said.
Billy W. King II, of Bush, was headed east on La. 40 when he veered to the right and over-corrected, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise. It went off the left side of the road near La. 1082, struck an embankment and overturned, State Police Troop L reported.
King, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.
King was not wearing a seat belt, according to Troop L, and alcohol is suspected to have been a factor. Blood tests are pending.