Would-be robbers leave behind jacket, toy gun in Mid-City

Armed Robbery

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Two men who fought back against a pair of armed robbers yesterday in Mid-City ended up walking away with one of the assailant’s jackets and a toy gun used in the robbery.

The unidentified men were in the 4200 block of Baudin when two robbers approached them and brandished a gun, according to initial reports by the NOPD.

The victims handed over a cell phone, and the robbers fled on foot.

The victims then chased down the robbers, tackling them in the 600 block of South Alexander Street.

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One of the robbers dropped his gun, and his red jacket came off in the scuffle. The gun turned out to be a toy, and the victim’s cell phone was found nearby, according to the NOPD.

Both would-be robbers escaped, and no injuries were reported in the incident.