Police investigate robbery near Royal, Iberville streets involving person with a limp

New Orleans Police have requested the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect with a limp who is accused of a robbery near Royal and Iberville streets last week, according to officials on Monday.

The incident occurred at about 4:07 p.m. on March 16 near the intersection, where police believe the robbery occurred, according to the NOPD. The suspect was not identified by police.

After the robbery, the suspect was observed traveling from the 100 block of Baronne Street on a bicycle towards the 200 block of Camp Street, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or the suspect is urged to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. .

NOPD: 60-year-old man robbed near Canal, Bourbon Streets

Two alleged suspects in the March 22 robbery. | NOPD Photo
New Orleans Police said they are investigating a robbery in which the suspects held a 60-year-old male victim down and took his money during an incident that occurred last week near the intersection of Canal and Bourbon streets.

The incident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. on March 22 near the intersection, where two unidentified Black male suspects robbed the victim, according to the NOPD.

Police said the suspects fled after taking money from the victim. No injuries were reported.

Any information on the incident or the suspects can be reported to Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

FQMD’s Security and Enforcement Committee meeting scheduled on Monday

Royal Street pedestrian mall in 2010 | Infrogmation | CC Flickr
The monthly French Quarter Management District Security and Enforcement Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. in the Bienville House board room located at 320 Decatur St.

Matters to be discussed include several presentations, such as a monthly report on the Upper Quarter Patrol, New Orleans Police Department Eighth District crime statistics and an update on the Royal Street pedestrian mall barricade mobilization.

The next meeting will be held on April 24.

As one of the FQMD’s several committees, the Security and Enforcement Committee’s function is to advise the FQMD on “security strategies that will improve public safety in the French Quarter,” according to its website.

The FQMD was established by the Louisiana legislature in 2007 to “revitalize the French Quarter and address the post-Katrina and systemic issues confronting the neighborhood,” according to its website.

The FQMD is governed by a 13-member commission whose members are appointed by various organizations, including the New Orlean’s mayor’s office, the French Quarter Business Association and the Louisiana Restaurant Association, among others.

The next board of commissioners meeting is scheduled for April 10. For more information, visit www.fqmd.org.

Security and Enforcement Committee meeting agenda:

Man dies after shooting near Bourbon, Toulouse streets

All photos by Eric T. Styles
A man has died after a shooting Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets in the French Quarter, according to New Orleans Police.

Witnesses reported several gun shots shortly before 2 p.m. in the 800 block of Toulouse Street, near SLUSH Frozen Cocktails bar, where the man was shot several times.

Immediately after the shooting, witnesses said the victim ran inside the bar, where he collapsed. The man was located at the scene by New Orleans Police and medic units, who responded to the incident within minutes.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he died, according to NOPD Eighth District Commander Hans Ganthier.

The alleged shooter was apprehended several blocks away on Rampart Street. Neither the victim or the suspect were immediately identified by police.

The Quarter Rat scopes out Macron visit to the Vieux Carre (PHOTOS)

All photos by Eric T. Styles
The Quarter Rat editor and photographer extraordinaire Eric T. Styles scoped out French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to the Vieux Carre on Friday, ardently pursuing his entourage to document the once-in-a-lifetime visit from the leader of France as he walked around shaking hands with residents.

Being a French Quarter resident himself, Styles automatically knew where to position himself, fearlessly capturing photos of Macron and his visit with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

Macron’s visit is the third time France’s president has visited the Big Easy. The last time was when Valery Giscard d’Estaing came in 1976. President Charles de Gaulle made a trip in 1960.

The trip was part of Macron’s tour of America and included talks with Cantrell to strengthen ties between France and the city. In addition, Macron met with Elon Musk to discuss Twitter, according to local news reports.

There may be a gonzo story on what happened coming soon from Styles himself, but for now feast your eyes upon a sample of the photos he snapped during the day-long event.