Lower Gentilly Neighborhood Meeting

March 23, 2007

Submitted by: Denise Galbreath Perez

WHERE: Dillard University – Kearney Hall
WHEN: Saturday- March 31st
TIME: 11am

– Nominations and Election of Officers
– Presentation re: Safety and Permits
– Update on Cocktail Lounge
– New Business/Concerns

Armed Robbery at 4731 Music

March 23, 2007

From Angela LaFonta-Expose’:

I live at 4731 Music.  Today at about 3 pm, a workman, Ray Ferris was parked in front of my home working up an estimate for the resident across street.  Mr Ferris was sitting in his truck with his door open when a man approached him on foot.  The man asked a question regarding another neighbor’ s home when Mr  Ferris answered his question, he then put a revolver in his side and asked for all his cash.  Mr Ferris gave the robber his cash.  The robber then demanded his truck keys,  Mr Ferris refused to give up his keys, the robber warned him not to follow him and then ran up Music Street to Carnot and turned left.  Luckily Mr Ferris was unharmed.  The police were called and a full report of the robbery was taken.  I spoke to Mr Ferris and he provided the following description of the robber:

African American Male about 28 – 29 years old

about 5’9″ – tall, dark skin – closed crop hair – wearing a black tee shirt and black pants

Mr Ferris indicated that the robber was very calm and seemed familiar with his surroundings.  Byron and Michelle suggested that I send you an e-mail to let you know what happened.  If  you have any additional questions, you can contact me at 283-5465.

Welcome to the new blog!

March 23, 2007

Welcome to the new Gentilly Warriors blog. This stems out of an email concerning an armed robbery that was committed in our area, and we feel this is a good way to communicate information for your safety and betterment of Gentilly.

Please use the comments section of each of these posts to leave information on crime (with location , if possible) and meeting notices for our neighborhoods. As this blog grows, we will add more writers and administrators.