Gunman gets $1, power tool in Seventh Ward robbery

Published: Sep. 10, 2015 at 2:27 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 34-year-old man was working inside building in the Seventh Ward when he was held up by a gunman.

The perpetrator put the gun to the victim's head and demanded his money, police say in an initial report.

The victim complied and the gunman escaped with one dollar and a power tool.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1600 block of N. Dorgenois Street.

Police only described the perpetrator as an African-American male.

No injuries were reported.

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