Jan 272017

(map via NOPD)

A woman in her 40s was robbed at gunpoint over her money and cell phone on South Lopez Street overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning.

The victim was in the 300 block of South Lopez (near Palmyra Street) around 12:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, when an unknown man “grabbed her by the neck and forced her to the ground at gunpoint,” according to the initial NOPD report.

“The subject demanded the victim’s money and cellphone,” the report states. “The victim complied and the subject fled in an unknown getaway car.”

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD First District station at 658-6010 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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