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Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Sherry Campo says what keeps happening near the intersection of Desoto and North Gayoso is unnerving.

'It's the talk of the block and the whole neighborhood,' she said.

Four separate armed robberies against women have happened since mid-July, the most recent came Monday evening.

Campo, who lives a couple houses down, is on edge.

'(I feel) threatened and afraid to be here.'

The NOPD believes the crimes are all being carried out by one suspect, shown above in a computer-generated sketch. He's described as being in his late teens or early 20s and around 5'8' with a medium build and a goatee.

Tuesday night, NOPD officers shared details of the recent crimes with the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association.

'There's been a lot of concern about these crimes because they're similar, they're happening at a specific period of time and there's a lot of women that are involved as well,' said Michael Cohn, President of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association.

Cohn said it's an unfamiliar situation for the area.

'We haven't seen crime like this in several years,' he said.

Campo said, 'I hope they catch this person, and if there are more out there doing this that we're unaware of, that we can put a handle on all this.'

In the meantime, Campo carries a panic button connected to her home's alarm system.

It's a measure she never thought she'd need, to feel safe in the neighborhood she grew up in.

'Everybody's friendly. Everybody talks to everybody. That's the kind of neighborhood, that's what we're so proud to have here,' Campo said. 'We don't want to have to change that for fear.'

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