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89-year-old man robbed, suspects return house keys

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of N. Tonti Street (photo via Google Maps). The incident happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of N. Tonti Street (photo via Google Maps).
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An elderly man was robbed in the Tulane-Gravier neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, according to initial reports from the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of N. Tonti Street.

The victim, 89, was outside of his vehicle when he was approached by two men, police reports state. The suspects demanded his keys.

Police say the victim refused, stating that he needed his house key. One of the suspects allegedly told the victim that he was armed, and threatened to pull out a weapon.

The suspects then took the 89-year-old’s keys, returned his house keys and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

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

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