Woman robbed at gunpoint in the Bywater

Woman robbed at gunpoint in the Bywater

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery in the Bywater neighborhood.

According to initial police reports, the incident occurred at 11:10 p.m. near the intersection of Royal and Bartholomew Streets.

The victim, a 51-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man with a shirt pulled over his face to hide his identity.

The suspect, described as a black man standing six-feet tall, put a gun in the victim's face and demanded her property.

The victim gave up a small amount of cash and the suspect fled the scene.

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