Gunmen rob Jeff's Haberdashery in Metairie

Gunmen rob Jeff's Haberdashery in Metairie
Jeff's Haberdashery in Metairie was robbed of high-end clothing by men armed with rifles. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Two men, one armed with what victims described as an assault rifle, robbed a Metairie clothing store Wednesday morning, making off with high-end clothing.

They said two employees and one customer were in the store at the time.

One of the victims who does not want to be identified said the suspects instructed them to lie face down, and took merchandise including shirts, pants and shoes before leaving in a vehicle. He said they did not take cash.

He said one of the suspects pointed a rifle at him, and followed his instructions.

"I don't care about anything in here enough to be shot over," he said, "It was kind of like the movies where you know, everybody be calm and everybody's going to go home to their families. I was here for what felt like a longer time, but probably in reality a minute and a half two minutes and fled in that car and was gone."

He described them as between their 20s and 30s, and around six feet tall.

"They knew what they were targeting: high-end clothing that has a high retail value and a high street value," interim Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said to

No one was injured in the 10 a.m. heist at Jeff's Haberdashery in the 3300 block of Severn in Metairie.

The report said one robber entered the store and told two employees and a customer to get on the floor. The second perpetrator then ransacked the store, the report said.

The only description Jefferson Parish deputies gave of the perpetrators is that they are two black males.

Lopinto told that investigators aren't sure how much merchandise the suspects stole during the holdup.

Employees were shocked this happened in their busy plaza in broad daylight, especially without them knowing.