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Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Rape, Simple Robbery, Armed Robbery, Two Stabbings, Shooting

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Saturday (8.5). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, a rape, simple robbery, armed robbery, two stabbings, and a shooting. 


At 11:23AM, a 31-year-old male was found unresponsive by his mother on the 6000 block of Colbert St. He was pronounced on scene by EMS.  


At 11:44AM, a 23-year-old male was sexually assaulted by an unknown male on the 2100 block of St. Louis St. 


56-year-old Gregory Wilkinson was arrested following a simple robbery on the 1000 block of Loyola Ave. At 6:37PM, a 75-year-old man was walking to a location when approached by four men who pushed him to the ground and then stole $30 from him before fleeing the scene. The victim eventually arrived at his destination, at which time he was approached again Wilkinson, who was allegedly one of the perps. Wilkinson then reportedly demanded his money, grabbed his arm and managed to steal between $900-$1000 from him. Security detained Wilkinson, and shortly after he was arrested by NOPD officers.


At the intersection of Travier Ave. and Fulton St., a 30-year-old woman was approached from behind by an unknown armed man demanding her property at around 2:03AM. She complied and the perp fled on foot.


40-year-old Roy Gant was identified as the perpetrator in a stabbing incident on the 700 block of Decatur St. According to reports, at 3:03AM Gant approached a 41-year-old woman and asked for her money. When she refused, Gant allegedly then threatened to kill her before proceeding to follow the woman to Jackson Square, at which time he slammed her to the ground and stole two bags from her before fleeing the scene. Gant reportedly then returned to the scene with a knife and again threatened to kill the victim. The woman sustained a “faint laceraction and contusions” before a bystander stepped in and the perp fled the scene. The woman was brought to a nearby hospital by EMS. Her current condition is unknown. 


At 3:41AM, a 32-year-old man’s car was on fire so he left his house on the 7800 block of Shamrock Dr. to put it out. After putting out the fire, the man saw a silver car approach and open fire on him. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was brought to a nearby hospital by EMS. His current condition is unknown. 


A 23-year-old woman was at the intersection of Congress St. and Law St. at 4:09AM to pick up her daughter when six unknown men jumped her. She sustained a laceration from a glass bottle, and went to the hospital for treatment. 


Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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