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Algiers gunman robs woman in wheelchair

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A woman in a wheelchair was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, according to initial reports from the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of LeBouef and Newton streets in Algiers.

Officers say that a 54-year-old woman was approached by a man who produced a firearm and demanded the victim’s purse. After a brief struggle, the suspect fled the scene with the purse containing cash.

Little information is available at this time. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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