METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A masked gunman robbed a woman and her husband in their Metairie driveway. It happened Saturday night in the 4000 block of Wanda Lynn Drive.
Just after 7:30 p.m., the couple returned home from dinner when they were approached by a masked man.
"He had a ski mask on," said the female victim. "Because we couldn't see - we couldn't see his face. So yeah, it was quick. He had a gun. It was silver."
She said the attacker held the gun to her husband's head and then turned the gun on her, demanding her purse.
"I was stunned," she said. "And then he pointed it at me and told me to get down – 'get down, get down.' Now I've had two hip operations and a knee operation and replacements, and it's hard for me to get down. And I kept saying, 'I can't, I can't' - literally can't get down.
She said on the quiet street, there was no one around to help.
"Right there is nobody - at this house," she said, pointing next door. "I think they're getting ready to rent it. The gentlemen here next door, I hardly ever see him. So we're alone around here."
With no one nearby, the woman said she had no other choice but to act.
"I shoved him," she said.
And just like that, the robber took off. He got away with a wallet and a little cash.
The victims' next door neighbor wasn't home, but he said if he had been, he would have been on alert.
"We've been robbed a couple of times," said neighbor Joe Baronne.
Baronne said Saturday's crime hits a little too close to home. He keeps his doors locked and offers this advice to his neighbors.
"Just be aware," he said. "Watch yourself."
The female victim said the gunman took her peace of mind.
"Truthfully, once my mother passes, I think we're going somewhere else," she said.
The woman was unable to give police a detailed description of the suspect. If you have any information that can help in the investigation call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.