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NEW ORLEANS NOPD is investigating a brazen mid-day robbery attempt near Oak Street in which a man fired shots in the direction of his victim.

Police spokesman Garry Flot said the victim was returning to her SUV near Zimple and Dublin streets when a black teenager armed with a silver revolver approached her between two parked cars.

The robber demanded her purse and keys and she immediately dropped them to the ground. He told her to pick the keys up, but she refused, instead fleeing towards Oak Street on Dublin.

The teenager began firing shots at her before speeding away in her white Mercedes SUV, Flot said.

Police then received a call about a 'suspicious vehicle parked in the yard' of a house on Cambronne. Flot said when officers arrived, they found the woman's stolen SUV in the back yard.

The teenage, who has not been caught, was wearing a black fisherman's hat, police said.

If you have any information in connection with this case, you're urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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