Exclusive surveillance video shows robbery inside Riverbend bakery
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A gunman holds up the employees and customers inside a Riverbend bakery as the owner says, he's beefing up security.
When a masked gunman stormed into Breads on Oak Saturday morning around 8:30, at least one person knew what was coming. One employee can be seen ducking to the ground.
"Nobody likes a gun in their face, you know," owner Sean O'Mahony said.
In exclusive surveillance video obtained by FOX 8, the gunman is seen forcing the woman up, and taking $300 from the register. The man, clad in an Orlando Magic jacket and green pants, turns to leave the bakery, then changes his mind.
"We had several customers there; he took money from the customers," O'Mahony said.
The gunman runs out and flees on his red bicycle. The entire hold-up, lasted only seconds.
"They are getting more brazen and it makes it difficult to operate a business," O'Mahony commented.
As news of the robbery spread on this popular street, regulars here, expressed shock, and anger.
"It's just wild that it could've just as easily happened here and we were outside in the morning," Ryan Burnside said.
Walt Philbin adds, "Going into a place, robbing the customers, as far as the establishment, makes you kinda think, what are these people, these people are out of control."
In light of the robbery, O'Mahony plans on adding more security and is thankful for the technology he's already invested in; high quality surveillance cameras.
"I think we have enough identifying marks that hopefully somebody knows who he is, I think somebody will," O'Mahony said.
Those cameras, which show the moments after the terrifying ordeal as customers and employees breathe a sigh of relief, while rushing to call police, will hopefully lead to an arrest.
The NOPD says the victims ranged in age from 22 to 58. If you think you may know the man shown in the surveillance video, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.
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