Feds investigate bank robbery in Gentilly
The FBI is investigating the Tuesday robbery of a Gentilly bank.
A man walked into Liberty Bank, 3002 Gentilly Blvd., about 1:18 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, said Mary Beth Romig, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s New Orleans office.
The man walked out of the bank with an unknown amount of money toward Elysian Fields Avenue.
The robber is described as a white man in his 50s, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, and gray and white beard. He wore a blue T-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap. The FBI did not immediately have any surveillance photos of the man.
Romig said investigators believe the man is also responsible for the robbery last week of the Crescent Bank and Trust at Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue in the Central Business District.
Anyone with information about the robber’s identity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111 or the FBI at (504) 816-3000.
2 men shot, wounded while leaving car
Two men who were injured Monday during a shooting in the 7th Ward were wounded as they got out of their car, New Orleans police said.
Two men walked up to the victims — ages 30 and 47 — about noon in the 2000 block of North Derbigny Street and opened fire, according to a daily police log.
The 30-year-old man was shot in the head and abdomen, police said. The 47-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen.
One of the men was in critical condition after the shooting. Police have not identified any suspects or a motive in the case.
Slidell police arrest four more in slaying
Slidell police have arrested four additional people in connection with the shooting death of Leighton Powe Jr., 23, spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau said Tuesday, but the department will not release any details on the arrests until a news conference Wednesday.
Police arrested Felix Adams Jr., 20, on Monday and booked him with first-degree murder in Powe’s death.
Powe’s body was discovered Saturday in a ditch along Javery Road.
the New Orleans bureau