Restaurant robberies, trespassing among latest crimes reported Uptown

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

New Orleans crime
A photograph of the blue lights on campus. (Gabe Darley)

This month’s latest crime reports around Tulane University include criminal trespassing and robberies of Uptown restaurants El Taco Loco and Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria. 

Early morning on Oct. 1, El Taco Loco was robbed, FOX 8 reported. Video surveillance from the Carrollton Avenue restaurant shows two suspects in hoods leaving the establishment with the cash register and a safe that contained documents. El Taco Loco Manager Higino Guerra told FOX 8 the break-in cost the business approximately $12,000. 

Days later on Oct. 4, Felipe’s Uptown posted images on social media showing surveillance camera stills of two suspects behind a ransacked counter around 5:50 a.m. In an Instagram post, the business said the doors were shattered, and those involved stole televisions, computer equipment and alcohol.

On Oct. 11 at 1:16 p.m., the Tulane University Police Department responded to a report of criminal trespassing off campus. The victim told TUPD he heard a noise in his residence, entered another room in the residence to investigate and witnessed a suspect peek into his room and then flee the home. TUPD notified the New Orleans Police Department.

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