Jan 282017

(map via NOPD)

The popular Mid-City bar Twelve Mile Limit was robbed overnight by two men wielding an assault rifle, New Orleans police said Saturday morning.

Around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, two unknown men entered the bar in the 500 block of South Telemachus Street, one carrying an “assault-style rifle,” according to the initial NOPD report. The other intruder collected the money, and both then left on Baudin Street toward South Jefferson Davis Parkway, the report states.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt, but they got the cash from the register and tip jar,” the bar wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to everyone who has sent their support. And we love you.”

The bar is working to compensate the staff for the lost tips, they noted.

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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