Armed robbery reported at Monkey Hill Bar in Uptown

Ryan Micklin

New Orleans Police Department reported that three men stormed into the Monkey Hill Bar at 10:21 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 and robbed employees and customers.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite promised that New Orleans law enforcement officers would examine the recent string of Uptown restaurant and bar robberies and even described the recent robberies as a possible “pattern” of crime being committed by the same individuals.

“These individuals have made their decision to terrorize our community. Now we will make ours,” Polite said at a news conference at NOPD headquarters.

Michael Harrison, NOPD superintendent, stated that NOPD will begin deploying additional officers to the Uptown area to increase police presence.