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Time Slime: The Rolex Robber

One man knows what time it is. A dapper derelict dressed in a suit is accused is of stealing two Rolex watches from a posh French Quarter boutique. NOPD have obtained surveillance video of the suspect and hope that his hours are slipping away.

Bourbon Binge Ends With Shopping Spree on Stolen Plastic

One tourist got robbed twice on August 23rd. The 29 year old victim’s wallet was first stolen. Then the robbers charged up 4500 dollars on his plastic. However, the alleged thieves did not consider in-store surveillance when they went on their shopping spree. Now, NOPD are looking for two suspects in connection with a case of Theft and Access Device Fraud.

NOPD Hunt Suspects in Daytime FQ Mugging (Video)

Once again, cameras in the Quarter are helping the NOPD solve a crime. On October 9th,  a trio of thieves allegedly committed a brazen day time beating and robbery. However, new footage of the getaway is helping police ID the perps.

Ghoul Get 'em! Signup Starts for Molly's Halloween Parade

Molly’s at the Market (1107 Decatur St.) is known as a hub for Quarter life, not to mention their St. Patrick's Day festivities. On this side of Mardi Gras, Monaghan’s Halloween parade offers revelers another chance for creative costuming and bead catching. Unlike many Carnival krewes, Jim Monaghan’s 19th Annual Halloween Parade is open to all and registration opened this week.

Dirty Deeds: Police Hunt FQ Trash Can Thief

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In the French Quarter, a robbery suspect is accused of taking the old proverb too seriously. Police are looking for Roberto Carlos Zavala-Alvarez after he allegedly stole a trash can in the Vieux Carre.

Burgling Buskers? Bourbon Tap-Dancers Suspected of Robbing 11 year old Tapper

Street performers are lauded as part of the French Quarter’s charm. However, one group of buskers is suspected of robbing a fellow performer. NOPD said that they suspect three Bourbon Street tap-dancers of robbing an 11 year old tap dancer.

FQBA Announces Plans for Mistletoe Market

Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with the Mistletoe Marketplace! Well, it’s not December yet, but it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. This week, the French Quarter Business Association announced the details of their annual Mistletoe Marketplace, November 20-23rd and it’s going to be bigger than ever. 

Suspect Sought in Last Call Brawl (Video)

An argument turned ugly outside of the French Quarter's Last Call bar (806 Conti Street) on September 16th. Now, Police are searching for two suspects in an incident that they are classifying as Aggravated Battery.

NOPD Seek Five Suspects in Violent FQ Mugging

Police are hot on the trail of five suspects involved in an August 23rd mugging in the Quarter. After investigation, NOPD Detective Chris Laborde retrieved video footage of the incident. Authorities have now released images and descriptions of the alleged assailants.

French Quarter Stabbing (Video)

Early this morning, a come-on in the French Quarter turned into a crime. A man who denied the zealous advances of two women on the street found out that they were looking to get into his pockets not his pants. The incident ended in the hospital.

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