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Woman raped, robbed in St. Roch home

“Everything is happening between twelve and four in the morning,” Stewart said. (Source: Google) “Everything is happening between twelve and four in the morning,” Stewart said. (Source: Google)
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“It’s like every other day, somebody’s getting robbed at gunpoint, beaten or something stolen from them,” Adrian Stewart said.

Stewart says crime in her St. Roch neighborhood has everyone upset.

“This is ridiculous, and I can’t even let my kids come outside and ride their bikes or play,” Stewart said.

She said what used to be a pretty quiet area around the 1400 block of Marigny and North Villere streets is anything but safe now.

“Everything is happening between twelve and four in the morning,” Stewart said.

Monday at 12:55 a.m., police say a woman was inside her home in the 2200 block of North Villere when a man gained entry into the home, raped her and committed a burglary before leaving.

“That’s terrible. It’s frightening for me because I know I can go and I come back around 8 o’clock. I might be the next victim. I don’t know,” Joann Riley said.

“It makes me concerned about my neighbors and my community,” Maxmillian Malone said.

The aggravated rape and burglary happened just steps away from an attempted rape and armed robbery on Marigny Street last Monday.

We talked to the armed robbery victim off camera. He told FOX 8 he was approached outside by a gunman who forced him inside of the house and then he says, the gunman tried to sexually assault a woman in the home.

Neighbors say it was a terrible incident.

“Any kind of crime like that, they need to be taken care of. I mean, the New Orleans Police Department is a capable police department if they want to be,” Malone said.

Neighbors believe there should be more police presence in the area.

“I’m not calling out the police department, but I’m saying, hey, get to work because this is a problem area,” Malone said.

“Our Special Victims Unit is working right now to identify the people who committed those crimes and make sure we bring them to justice,” NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said.

Police are working to determine if the two incidents are related.

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