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Uptown book store robbed at knife point

(Source: WVUE) (Source: WVUE)

New Orleans Police are investigating the Thursday robbery of an Uptown book store.

At about 4:48 p.m. a man walked into the Maple Street Book Shop located in the 7500 block of Maple Street. The man asked for some reading material, and then pulled out a a knife. he demanded money from the register, according to investigators.

The employee complied and the suspect fled. He was seen driving a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck with a black ladder rack in the bed.

The victim described the perpetrator as 6' and weighing 230 pounds, with short black hair and a clean-shaven face.

The man with the knife was caught on surveillance camera: 

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