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(VIDEO) Target of armed robbery attempt disarms gunman

(CBS/WWL) NEW ORLEANS - Police say an armed robbery attempt in New Orleans was foiled Saturday when the victim grabbed the assailant's shotgun, reports CBS affiliate WWL.The incident was captured on a nearby surveillance camera and posted on YouTube.

The victim was walking down Burgundy Street around 5:05 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by the suspect, police reportedly said. The suspect then pointed a shotgun at the victim's face and demanded money.

According to WWL, police say instead of handing over the cash, the victim disarmed the gunman and chased him. Moments later the victim was approached by two men in a black four-door sedan, possibly a Honda Accord. The driver told the victim, "Give me my gun back and I'll give you your phone that you dropped," police said.

The victim reportedly struck the rear windshield with the shotgun, breaking it. The suspects fled on Frenchmen Street to St. Claude and then to an unknown location, police said.

The gunman is described as black, approximately 16-20 years of age, 6' tall and with a thin build. He was wearing a black hat and a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or 1-877-903-STOP.

  • Crimesider Staff

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