1) On Saturday, December 27, 2008 at about 7:50pm the victim was walking in the 2900 block of Royal St., and was punched in the head from behind. Two [subjects] were standing and the third subject was seated on one of two bicycles. The victim informed the subjects that he did not have any money, at which time; the second subject retrieved a large chunk of cement from the ground. He threatened to strike him if he did not give them his money. The victim relinquished his M3P player to the subjects.
2) On Saturday, December 27, 2008 at about 8:00pm, the victim was walking in the 2700 block of Royal St., when he and saw the wanted subjects approaching him riding bicycles. As they arrived he saw the first subject holding a dark colored handgun. He demanded the victim’s money. The victim saw a vehicle coming towards him on Royal Street. He entered the street and signaled for the vehicle to stop and assist him. The three subjects continued riding their bicycles west on Royal Street then unknown.
Looks like those boys got a head start on their New Year's resolutions. Biking is a great way to get in to shape, and with an mp3 player to keep you in rhythm it doesn't have to be boring!
3) A man was shot in the ankle this morning in Central City. New Orleans police responded about 9:15 a.m. to reports of shots fired on Seventh Street at the corner of Danneel Street.
4) A 22-year-old man who police suspect tried to rob, then tried to rape a woman in a Carrollton alley on Christmas Eve was placed behind bars Saturday. Malcolm C. Perry approached a woman walking near the corner of South Claiborne and South Carrollton avenues from behind. The woman later told police a man pressed a hard object, "possibly a handgun," against her and forced her into a nearby alley.