Police seek 3 suspects in Irish Channel armed robbery

New Orleans Police are searching for three men wanted for questioning in an armed robbery in the Irish Channel.

Police say that the incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday night in the 600 block of Third Street.

Authorities say that a man was walking home when he was approached by an unknown man who pointed a handgun at him. The victim tells police he was pushed against a wall when a second suspect approached him with a handgun. The second suspect retrieved a phone from the victim's pocket, according to police.

Authorities believe that a third suspect was driving a nearby silver sport utility vehicle.

Police say the three suspects fled the scene southbound on Third Street then traveled toward Uptown on St. Thomas Street.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

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