Police investigating rape, robbery at Airline Drive hotel

Police investigating rape, robbery at Airline Drive hotel

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are investigating a separate rape and armed robbery at a hotel on Airline Drive.

Both incident involved two unknown armed men and occurred at a hotel listed in the 9300 block of Airline Highway.

According to NOPD, the rape occurred after two men agreed to go to a hotel room in the 9300 block of Airline Highway with two other men. Once inside the hotel room, the alleged rapists produced weapons and assaulted the two victims.

The incident occurred around 4:15 p.m.

Police are also investigating a robbery at the London Lodge Motel, listed at 9301 Airline Highway.

One of the victims, an 18-year-old male, invited two unknown black males to the room he shared with three other people at the motel according to NOPD. Once there, the two unknown men pulled out weapons and forced their way into the room. The armed men demanded everyone's belongings and struck two of the victim's with their gun.

During the robbery an employee heard the commotion and went to check out the room. According to NOPD, the robbers forced her inside the room and took her belongings as well.

The perpetrators fled the motel with the victim's money and cellphones.

The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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