NOPD: Man in a wheelchair robbed at gunpoint

NEW ORLEANS – Police are looking for two men they said robbed a man in a wheelchair Uptown Thursday evening.

It happened just before 8 p.m. in the 4800 block of Magazine Street.

Police said the wheelchair-bound man was approached by two men. One of them pointed a gun at the back of the 61-year-old man’s head and demanded his property, police said. The other man searched the victim’s pockets and took his cellphone, wallet and cash, according to a report.

Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

(© 2016 WWL)


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