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Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

NOPD Search for Rape Suspect

Police are looking for another alleged rapist. On Monday (10.20), a woman was sexually assaulted at the intersection of Governor Nicholls Street and Marais Streets after closing up at work. Detectives have released a photo of the man wanted for Aggravated Rape. 

FQ's Midnight Muggers Caught on Camera

By now, it is clear to most that a majority of the French Quarter is under video surveillance. However, it's a lesson that some criminals can't quite grasp. On Monday (10.20) morning, two women were robbed in the French Quarter. Now, Eighth District Detective Chris LaBorde has found footage of the crime as it happened.

Fatal Shooting in Lakeview

Most of the recent shooting spree in New Orleans has involved night-time shootings, a plurality of them in the East. However, on Wednesday (10.22) detectives were called to investigate a a fatal shooting in Lakeview. 

Teen Shot to Death in Desire

New Orleans woke up to another dead teenager this morning. NOPD are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15 year old man in the Desire neighborhood. Police say that there have been 121 murders in New Orleans in 2014.

Mahony's Robbed, New Video in Tulane Student Kidnapping Case

Bread may be the key to a proper po-boy, but one thief burst into Mahony’s looking only for the dough. In other uptown crime news, police have a lead in the kidnapping of a Tulane student. Newly acquired video is providing images of the alleged assailant.

Midnight Mugging in the Quarter

With the onset of autumn, shootings in the Crescent City are dropping, but thefts continue to flow. Police are once again hunting for stickup artist. On Monday (10.20) morning, two women were robbed in the French Quarter.

FQ Pedestrian Killed After Car Slams Into Gallery

Tragedy struck early in the French Quarter early Sunday (10.19) morning. A drunk driving accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian hours before her birthday.

NOPD Look for Missing Woman

NOPD's Major Offense Log for Friday (10.18) night offered a pleasant surprise. For the first time in months, the police reported no "significant" crimes overnight. However, today (10.19), they are back to work searching for a missing 33 year old woman.

Bad Samaritan: Alleged FQ Mugger Returns Wallet, NOPD Get Warrant

Last Sunday (10.12), a man was brutally beaten and robbed in the Quarter. Police now have a lead an arrest warrant for one of the four suspects. Oddly, it was the alleged mugger’s decision to return the empty wallet that did him in.

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