Statement on Robbery at Broad Street & Lafitte Greenway - May 16, 2016

On the evening of Monday, May 16th, NOPD has reported that a trail user was stopped on the Greenway and robbed at gunpoint. Our thoughts are with the victim of this terrible crime. The welfare of everyone using the Lafitte Greenway is the number one priority of our organization. Looking ahead, Friends of Lafitte Greenway encourages widespread public use of the Greenway as one of the best ways to help reduce isolated acts of crime. In addition, Friends of Lafitte Greenway renews its commitment to work with local officials to find ways to increase bike security patrols; improve safe and accessible connections between neighborhoods and the Greenway; and explore other investments that can contribute to improving the safety and user experience of our city's newest public park space.

--Sophie Harris, Executive Director, Friends of Lafitte Greenway

 

Media Updates:

May 17th, 2016

9:17 AM The New Orleans Advocate: Two robbed at gunpoint Monday in French Quarter, on Lafitte Greenway; one victim escapes unharmed after gun misfires

11:11 AM NOLA.com: Misfired shot spares bicyclist held up at Lafitte Greenway Monday: NOPD

1:16 PM WWLTV: Bicyclist robbed, nearly killed on Lafitte Greenway

7:10 PM WDSU: Bicyclist robbed, almost shot by gunmen near Lafitte Greenway

 

May 19th, 2016

2:59 PM NOLA.com: NOPD questioning Lafitte Greenway holdup victim's story

 

May 21st, 2016

5:01 AM WWLTV: Lafitte Greenway armed robbery investigation, victim maintains his story
 


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